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a little shaving cream for you. wort it. >> support our bay area boys. >> thanks for joining us this morning. we'll be back with a local news update at 7:25. good morning. breaking news. is it jessica? a body found just seven miles from the home of missing colorado 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. has the desperate search ended in tragedy? we're awaiting a new conference from police. we'll have the latest. duel in danville, joe biden and paul ryan face off in the only vice presidential debate. ryan vowing to take the fight directly to biden. biden looking to get his ticket back on track. this morning, exclusive new poll numbers from the three states that could decide this election. and false alarm. a s.w.a.t. team surrounds justin bieber's los angeles home. turns out, he's the latest victim of a hoax, the third aimed at celebrities in recent weeks. and police are trying to find who's behind the string of disturbing pranks today,
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thursday, october 11th, 2012.3 3 muy buenos días. bienvenidos and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the news out of colorado seems to be upsetting. police say a body was found outside a suburban park in denver, but police are not releasing details but saying that the search is ongoing. but we'll start this morning with politics. it's a big day in the presidential race. all eyes on danville, kentucky, tonight's vice presidential
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debate. >> it could be a slugfest. paul ryan is looking to build on the romney's campaign momentum from last week's presidential debate while joe biden will try and slow it. straight ahead, our political team of david gregory and chuck todd weighs on what to expect. and we'll break down the results of our new presidential polls in the all-important battleground states of florida, ohio, and virginia. or as chuck calls them, flova. also today, an investigation tied to the safety of the foods you eat. private companies carry out most of the inspections at plants nationwide. in many cases, they are failing to stop the spread of some very dangerous, sometimes even deadly illnesses. we're going to have more on that.3 c1 let us begin with tonight's big political showdown with vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan. ron mott is in danville, kentucky, hi, ron. >> reporter: good morning to you. this is the day that the number twos become the number ones. tonight vice president joe biden
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and paul ryan taking center stage at centre college and both men say they're ready to go. >> you ready for tomorrow? >> reporter: after one final debate plan session in florida, paul ryan emerged wednesday sporting a sweet tooth and an appetite for the fight with the vice president. even flexed his muscles for "time" magazine, a photo shoot from last year heading back to newsstands. >> joe biden is one of the most extreme debater in modern politics, but the achilles heel he has is president obama's record. and i'm looking forward to giving the american people a clear choice. >> reporter: ryan stepped off his plane and into a rock star's welcome in kentucky, signing autographs, posing for pictures. his opponent, vice president joe biden, is scheduled to arrive later today, having prepped for battle by consuming all things ryan, his speeches, his budget, his book. >> i just want to make sure that when i see these things that i don't have the congressman saying, no, no, no, i don't have that position or that's not the governor's position. >> reporter: many expect tonight's debate to feature the kind of fireworks largely absent last week in denver. ryan said he's ready for mr. biden to come at him like quote, a cannonball, in an effort to
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even the score. >> governor romney had a good night, i had a bad night. >> reporter: the president, whose debate performance was widely panned, vowed to be more active. criticizing the former governor's punches in an interview from abc news. >> governor romney went through a lot of trouble to try to hide what his positions because he knows those ideas have been rejected. they won't work. and if he's making an honest presentation about what he's proposed, he will lose. >> reporter: considered the big winner in that first debate, mr. romney has faced a larger, more enthusiastic crowd ever since. campaigning wednesday in the critical battleground state of ohio, trailing in the polls, but narrowing the gap. >> and the key thing i want people across ohio to understand and to ask themselves as you go into the voting booth, as you vote, is can we really afford the cost of barack obama? and the answer is no. >> reporter: now tonight's a debate will be mod rated by
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abc's martha raditz, both of the candidates seated opposite here. a concession. last week, president obama and mitt romney stood at podiums that is the format that the president's team favors. tonight, they get to sit, that is the format the romney team favors. speaking of governor romney, he is said to be practicing right now for the second debate which we have up in new york city next week. so tonight's the one and only vp debate. it will cover both domestic and foreign issues. savannah? >> ron mott, thank you. so what should we expect tonight? david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." and chuck todd is nbc's political director and the chief white house correspondent. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with your new poll. florida, ohio, and virginia, the battleground states, we'll put the results on the screen. and what we see is a tight, tight dead heat in florida and in virginia. in ohio, you still see the president hanging on to a lead. i guess you could say that romney has the trend line but ohio is still a problem for him. >> it is.
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and the biggest finding in our ohio poll, savannah, is the early vote. 1 in 5 ohio voters, according to our survey, have already voted. and among those folks, the president leads 2 to 1 margin, 60 over 60% that he gets from those who have already voted. around that is a substantial organizational advantage. we know they've been talking about that. and that is why, for instance, our likely voters, we have a lot more democrats than maybe some people think will end up in the ohio poll and that's because a lot of democrats have already voted. another factor in all three of these polls, savannah is that over 90% said the debates made no difference in their vote. it was something about 6%, 7% respectively who said the debates matter to their votes. that is while not as helpful to romney as he might have hoped. >> so the debate had maybe not as much of an impact. where do they stand in terms of favorability ratings? >> well, there is some good news for romney. he's now right side up, more people have a favorable view of him.
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in florida and in virginia that's good news, but a negative playing in the ohio. more people have an unfavorable view of him in ohio than a favorable one. and that's why you'll see him spend a lot of time there. he has narrowed that gap from eight points down to six. but in order to get more, we know he's going to have to get that personal favorable rating. and the president has been pounding him with negative ad after negative ad after negative ad in ohio. >> where do you see the president's job approval in this poll? >> well, the one thing i would say is a yellow flag for the president is that job approval rating, particularly in ohio. so in florida and virginia, the job approval is at 48%, about matches his ballot. that's what happens, what your job approval rating is and what you end up getting on a general election ballot is usually the same number. in ohio, he's at 51%, but his job rating's at 47%. it's unusual to overperform your job rating that high. if you're the romney folks, you sit there and you look at that 47% figure and think, you know what? we've got a real shot here. >> let's bring david into this. david, as you well know, vice presidential debates are often more political theater than decisive in the race.
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does tonight have the potential to be different? >> well, it has the potential to certainly be explosive because these are two guys who know their stuff. they're going to go after each other. but these are now momentum affairs. that's what you saw. notwithstanding the fact that a lot of people in the swing states that chuck mentioned have already made up their mind. we've got undecided voters, we've got softly committed voters, there's still some volatility in the race. these debates can move the race and we saw that with some of these tightening numbers for romney. still, the undercard, joe biden has one job tonight. that is to slow romney's momentum. he can do that by debating ryan to a draw and also being more aggressive. make no mistake, this is going to be a precursor for what we'll see next tuesday, because aides for the president say he's going to have a lot more energy, he's gonna be more aggressive. he watched the tape of the last video, he gets it and knows he has to come out differently. >> is there any danger that vice president biden overcompensates, overlearns the lesson of the last debate? >> no question about it. but i think typically these
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kinds of debates usually are contested to a draw. i think that biden wants to be aggressive, he could be overly aggressive, wants to focus on the budget, wants to focus on the 47%, wants to sort of draw out ryan in a way who is, after all, an architect in many ways, the conservative thought on budget, taxes and spending. >> all right, david gregory, chuck todd, thank you. i know we'll all be up late tonight. you can watch the vice presidential debate, 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific on nbc. let's get to other stories making headlines this morning, for that, we go over to the news desk and say good morning to natalie. >> good morning, everyone. now to the disturbing news out of colorado. police have recovered a body near the home of jessica ridgeway. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. police released few details late last night. they would not confirm the age or even the gender of the body
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that was recovered, answers they hope to be able to release later today. the body was discovered in a rural, open area, a location dotted with abandoned coal mine shafts. investigators spent hours at the crime scene wednesday and wednesday night, released few details. >> the body was discovered near the patridge park open space in the city of arvada. at this time, we're unable to make any connection to the disappearance of jessica ridgeway. >> reporter: 10-year-old jessica ridgeway vanished nearly a week ago today, the fifth grader last seen walking to school friday morning. police have scoured her neighborhood, nearby fields, and waterways. investigators working jessica's abduction help process the crime scene where the body was found some seven miles from jessica's home and 11 miles from where her backpack was found sunday. detectives have said they don't believe jessica's parents are involved in her disappearance. her mother and father spoke out just days ago. >> we'll never stop looking.
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>> i want her to come back through that door. i need her to walk back through that door. >> reporter: overnight, there was no comment from jessica's family. police say they will hold another press brief if there is information available t is possible they will tell us later today if that body is, in fact, jessica ridgeway. an entire community holding their collective breath as they pray for the 10-year-old. natalie? >> we will have that update later on. miguel, thanks. another attack outside a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen's capital city of sanaa, killing the yemeni chief of security for the u.s. department of security. a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire and then took off. according to officials, the attack appears to be typical of al qaeda. meantime, last month's deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, is stirring a fiery debate on capitol hill. a house committee investigating the attack heard from two men who had protected ambassador chris stevens before he was
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killed in that raid. they testified that they repeatedly requested more security but were turned down. meantime, senior state department official patrick kennedy fumed when asked if the white house had put pressure on him to avoid calling it terrorism. turkish fighter jets intercepted a syrian passenger plane wednesday and forced it to land in turkey where officials say they removed military communications equipment destined for syrian government forces. the flight originated in moscow. new trouble this morning for the massachusetts drug company linked to the outbreak of meningitis, but has killed 12 people and sickened more than 130 others. massachusetts governor duvall patrick says the new england compounding center may have misled regulators and worked outside the parameters of its state license. the framingham-based pharmacy made steroid injections that were found to be contaminated with the fungal strain of meningitis. the company has since shut down. now let's head to wall
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street. cnbc's kayla tausche is here for us. foreclosures at a five-year low? >> that's right, natalie. foreclosures declined again in september, continuing a two-year decline, and hitting the lowest point since before the financial crisis as home prices are rising. but not all states saw improvement. more than two dozen states have more than the average of distressed homes. in europe, fears of recession are growing as spain's credit rating is cut. and also on wall street, they're watching oil prices, a roller coaster ride for prices, but not translating to the pump just yet. your national average is still at $3.81. natalie? >> thanks. and there is nothing he can't do apparently. andrea bocelli, one of the
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greatest opera singer alive, apparently the blind tenor can roller blade too. with a little help from his wife on a bike, he just keeps rolling along. and it is now 7:13, back to savannah, matt, and al. he's also ridden a bicycle, as well with some help. >> i can't even -- >> exactly. >> that's good stuff. natalie, thank you. >> and you can't sing. >> i cannot sing. that's for sure. >> we've got two on you. mr. roker, check of the weather? >> well, we are looking at some fairly interesting weather going on out west. this upper level low is bringing a lot of rain into southern california and the southwest. and it's going to continue to do that over the next 12 hours. it's going to start to make its way to the east, it's going to bring in a lot of moisture from the southwest. and as it does, that rainfall's going to really start to pick up, 1 to 2 inches of rain in some spots, making its way into the southwest. and as it moves to the east, good thursday morning to you. still have some very light and isolated activity in the south bay. we have more rain headed our way mostly between the evening hours of 4:00 and 7:00.
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highs are not going to be that warm today. as a matter of fact i'm keeping your numbers in the low 70s inland, mid-70s bayside and 64 degrees today at the coast. we continue that very slight chance for showers saturday into sunday. we've got a warmup on the way next week. that's your latest weather. matt? we're now learning more about the u.s. anti-doping agency's case against lance armstrong that led to the seven-time tour de france that's your latest weather. matt? we're now learning more about the u.s. anti-doping agency's case against lance armstrong that led to the seven-time tour de france winner's life-time ban from the sport. he's denied cheating and long asked for proof. and now the agency is providing it. nbc's mike taibbi has more on this. >> good morning, matt. in no less than 1,000 pages of evidence and testimony, including lab tests and sworn statements by armstrong's teammates, the icon is painted as a user and supplier for the team of performance-enhancing drugs. also described as the leader of what the usda calls the most sophisticated and professionalized doping program
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in recent sports history. from 1999 on, lance armstrong won seven straight tour de france titles. he'd risen from the pinnacle from the death rattle of cancer. it made armstrong among the most recognizable, influential, and wealthy athletes in the world. but the usada says championships he collected while running with the u.s. postal service team were won by cheating. >> he was the leader on the team. the team built its success, doping and otherwise, around him, to ensure he won those tour de frances. >> thegency says retesting of blood samples taken as far back from 1999 showed a clear finding of epo. 11 of his teammates testified, several saying in sworn states they had direct knowledge that armstrong used drugs of said he gave them drugs. armstrong's best friend on the team said he was aware that lance was using testosterone,
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epo, and blood transfusions. and tyler hamilton told matt on "today" what he told the agency, that are armstrong once paid his way out of a positive drug test. >> it's the truth. it's the truth. >> reporter: armstrong has denied doping allegations for years, even addressing the subject in one of his commercials for nike. >> everybody wants to know what i'm on. what am i on? i'm on my bike six hours a day. what are you on? >> reporter: but armstrong declined to challenge the agency's findings and says he will no longer address this issue regardless of the circumstances. his live strong charity, which has raised nearly $500 million for cancer research hasn't suffered so far. >> we've raised two times what is normal. >> reporter: and speaking of an era in pro cycling, when almost every top rider has admitted or suspected of cheating, armstrong's lawyer said all of armstrong's accusers would agree on one thing. >> that armstrong was the best,
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the most talented, the most gifted, the hardest working, and the most focused rider who on a level playing field would've won everything that he won. >> and what has armstrong lost? well, the chance to race again competitively, perhaps millions in prize money that he's won, and for many, a good part of his gold-plated reputation. but he still has the live strong charity in support of so many who see him as a leader in the fight against cancer. in fact, late wednesday, he tweeted to his millions of followers, what am i doing tonight? hanging with my family unaffected and thinking about this. and he linked to the live strong site. matt? >> mike, thank you very much. it's 18 after the hour. here's savannah. >> thank you. a quiet town in maine is being rocked by an alleged prostitution scandal. a zumba dance teacher accused of running a brothel out of her studio. and police say she secretly taped the encounters.
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katie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. this is a small town made even smaller during the offseason. and with word of over 100 men could be named in a prostitution scandal centered around this local zumba studio, they are bracing for the worst. >> reporter: it's a picture-perfect, postcard town. known for its beautiful summer escapes, for the bush family, the vacation compound. but what the locals around here do not know is the talk of the town. a list of more than 100 men, some said to be prominent members of the community in a little black book of johns who prosecutors argue were paying to have sex with the local zumba dance teacher. >> people are chattering they just want names. >> reporter: in court on tuesday, alexis wright pleaded not guilty to 106 counts of prostitution, tax evasion,
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theft, and privacy violations. >> not guilty. >> the fact of the matter is, rumors around town are not evidence of criminal activity. and moaning and groaning and sexual activity with adults isn't criminal activity. >> reporter: locals told them they'd seen men going in and out of the studio at all hours. often only for a half an hour. court papers say there are also hours of secret video recordings of the sexual encounters along with text messages and computer records. allegedly including video of multiple sexual activities between wright and her business partner mark strong who himself is facing 59 counts of promoting prostitution and privacy violation. >> they were inside the studio and she was naked. but that is not a crime under maine law nor is it
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prostitution. it may not be good judgment, but it's not -- it's not actionable by the state. >> reporter: prosecutors believe wright and strong made $150,000 since 2010 in the scheme. now the town is bracing for the fallout. big town drama, small town trauma. >> reporter: and wright's lawyer says she has a young son who is still in her custody. she's charged with theft for allegedly lying on her tax returns and claiming she needed public assistance. as for those names, well, they could come out later this week. savannah? >> all right, thank you. coming up, "today" investigates, are the companies that inspect our nation's food plants doing enough to keep you safe? and justin bieber, the latest celebrity victim of a disturbing prank. a s.w.a.t. team showing up at his door. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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it is 7:26. good morning, i'm jon kelley. it's a great morning for bay area baseball fans. they are all psyched up hoping their teams can pull off a series-clinching win. both coming from 2-0 deficits to force a deciding game five. the a's coming from behind in the ninth inning. coco crisp getting it done and the fans go bananas watching their team rally for another thrilling victory. >> we're going to win, baby! we're about to win! we got this! >> can you believe this? >> no, i cannot. that was amazing. absolutely amazing. >> let's go, oakland! >> it was rally mustard. >> rally mustard does it every time. game five starts at 6:30
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tonight. for the giants, a little less drama but still a sweep. they got the victory. they beat the reds 8-3 in cincinnati. they will play one final time in this series. that game starts at 10:00 a.m. pacific time. so more wall-to-wall baseball. christina loren, wall-to-wall weather but i know you're pumping those giants. >> our newsroom is going to be going off as we watch that game. good morning to you. a little spotty activity still over the local mountains. we're expecting that shower chance to return as we head through this evening. we've got a really good shot for seeing showers and embedded thunderstorms across the south bay, especially if you live near the mountains or the foothills. temperaturewise it's going to be nice and comfortable, plenties of 60s and 70s. 68 in san jose, 68 in los gatos, not too hot, not too cold just yet. let's check your drive with mike. we'll look at the roadways where it's not too good. north 280 right here let mow show you coming down the middle of your screen, i'll show you the same shot on our maps and
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we'll orient it with north to the top. so 280 northbound. northbound 880, 17, 101 and 85 all very slow. 101 recovering after the accident finally clears from alum rock. also northbound slow up to the maze and the peninsula side really showing that bump in volume for san mateo. >> for the latest traffic and news updates check us out on nbc bay area on facebook. we're back in a half hour with more local news. see you then. measures... measure up. money to our schools. "misleading." out here. it. but there's hope. straight to our schools... keeps it there. politicians. yes on thirty-eight.
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♪ you're like me, this makes you dizzy to watch this. this is 16-year-old texas cheerleader miranda ferguson attempting to break the guinness world record for the most consecutive hand springs. should we give it away? >> she's still going. >> she did 35 in all. that is three better than the previous mark. and you know what? she has made her way to new york and she's joining us this morning. she arrived at our studio just a short time ago. and apparently this is something that is in her dna. >> i guess she's in the mood to flip. >> i know. >> look at this. right through the studio lobby. >> i half expect her to come in
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here. >> and she is going to show us her stuff out on the plaza live in a couple of minutes. 35 hand springs in a row. >> i think you would get a little dizzy. don't eat breakfast before that stunt. inside studio 1a now, 7:30 on a thursday morning, october 11th, 2012. also ahead, a dangerous and costly prank and targeted at celebrities. the latest victim, justin bieber. a s.w.a.t. team showed up at his door, just a week after it happened to ashton kutcher. coming up, the search for who is behind this prank. and then an ancient wonder. one of egypt's iconic pyramids being reopened to the public. given the recent unrest in the country, a lot of people wondering will tourists check it out? will they check it out? we'll be there live. and a qvc host collapses during a live show. a lot of people have watched this online. they want to know why it is that her co-host kept on selling during that moment and how she's doing now. this morning, we're going to get
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the story behind it from the woman who fainted. you see she's doing great. we won't even ask the question of what you would do if i passed out on air. keep going, the show must go on. >> sell those earrings. let's begin this half hour with a "today" investigation. 3,000 americans died after eating tainted food last year alone. another 48 million were sickened. well, this morning, nbc's senior investigative correspondent lisa myers has new information on why going to your supermarket may be a little more dangerous than you think. lisa, good morning. >> good morning, matt. the u.s. food and drug administration, the agency responsible for food safety actually inspects only 6% of food facilities in this country. most inspections conducted to be sure our food is safe are done by private companies, hired by the food industry. and the new investigation reveals that in too many cases, they failed to stop illnesses and death. >> it was terrifying not knowing, not being able to do
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anything. just holding her in my arms. she had a fever, she wouldn't move, she wouldn't eat. and it's something no parent should have to go through. >> melissa lee's then 10-month-old ruby became desperately ill last summer after eating ground turkey tainted with salmonella. she's now 2 and healthy, but her doctors say she may later have respiratory problems. two different private inspectors gave the cargo plant which processed the turkey top safety ratings before and even during its recall of ground turkey. cargill says it's not sure where the salmonella originated. we go to great lengths to make our meat safe, but there's no silver bullet to kill all bacteria. >> you shouldn't have to worry what you're eating's going to kill you. >> reporter: an investigation discovered that in this and other deadly outbreaks involving cantaloupe, eggs, and peanut butter, the producer had been given sterling safety ratings by private inspectors. >> we found case after case
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where private inspectors were going in and saying everything was fine and great even if people were dying or right before they died, which shows there's something wrong with the system. >> reporter: he lost his 92-year-old father paul after he ate a cantaloupe tainted last year and died three months later. >> it's mind-boggling that something like that could happen in our country. >> reporter: it was the deadliest outbreak of food-borne disease in the u.s. in 100 years. 33 killed and 147 sickened. a private inspector had given the company which produced the contaminated cantaloupes, jensen farms a superior safety rating, 96%. >> what does it tell you about the quality of inspections if jensen farms can receive 96 out of 100 the month before it's shippi cantaloupe that end up killing your father? >> there wasn't much of an inspection. there wasn't much at all. >> reporter: there are no federal standards for these private inspections known as
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third-party audits. and in many cases, they don't involve any scientific tests. most merely confirm that elements of food safety programs are in place. after many became ill, the fda inspected the jensen farms processing area and found listeria. many families are now suing the company. jensen farms declined to comment but in court filings denied it sold listeria contaminated cantaloupe. food producers have taken matters into their own hands. >> reporter: 6 years ago, the farm here in california was badly shaken when e. coli in spinach packed at its plant sickened 200 and killed three, including a 2-year-old boy. the company turned that tragedy into resolve, to make its product safer. >> when i heard about the 2-year-old passing away, it brought myself and my wife to our knees and tears shed in our family room. it was emotionally devastating
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to myself and all of our employees. >> reporter: earthbound ceo has since put in place a comprehensive multi-layer testing program. >> reporter: what is this field? >> this will be our baby lettuces. >> reporter: within hours of being harvested, greens are tested for illness-causing bacteria. anything with a trace of pathogens gets thrown away. then after the ready-to-eat greens are washed and dried, they're tested again before being packaged and shipped for salad. in the last six years, the company has had no recalls. the added cost, 10 to 15 cents a package. does it surprise you that more people aren't doing this? >> i am a little surprised. >> reporter: knowing what you know, what worries you the most? >> the biggest concern is when i think back to '06, i never want to have to have another consumer go through that with the product that we produce. so i just want to make sure we're doing all we can. >> reporter: the fda told us it's now working on strengthening the food safety system to prevent outbreaks
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before they occur. the agency says that means more and better fda inspections and setting science-based standards to make companies more accountable for ensuring their products are safe. matt? >> lisa myers in washington this morning, thank you very much for that. let's get a check of the weather now from mr. roker out on the plaza getting ready to do some handsprings of his own with that cheerleader. >> i don't think so. not going to happen. now, this lady would. you're -- now your mom was a teacher. >> georgetown, in the teacher hall of fame, and thank you for writing that letter for her. >> thank you so much. warm thoughts, but chilly around the good portion of the country. the jet stream is way up to the west and to the north as you make your way out west. but that upper level low keeps temperatures below normal down to the south. but up in the plains, look at how cold it's going to be. temperatures in the mid-40s to upper 30s. and here in the northeast, temperatures below normal, as well. as we check out today's weather,
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we are looking at snow showers around the western great lakes. morning showers in the northeast. more heavy rain down through the southwest. beautiful day in the pacific northwest, plenty of sunshine, slight risk of strong storms along the missouri/arkansas border. what's her name? >> victoria. waking up with a mostly cloudy start over san rafael. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. we do have more showers on the way but mostly as we head through this evening. we stop the clock on your futurecast. between 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. dealing with some active weather, mostly along the mountains surrounding san jose but we could see isolated thunderstorms. 70 degrees in livermore today, 63 in san francisco. a return of the sweater weather but not for long. there's a warmup on the way. we'll be back in the mid to upper 80s by wednesday of next week. you know it's a good day when you've got folks bringing badger hats. savannah? >> all right, al. thank you so much. and now we turn to some
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tense moments at justin bieber's home in california. a s.w.a.t. team sent to the pop star's house after an alarming call to 911. andrea canning is here with the details on this. good morning. >> good morning. first of all the teens and tweens can take a deep breath. he's okay. normally when the s.w.a.t. team shows up, something is really wrong. and celebrities can be moving targets. but in this case, bieber was never in any danger. just a victim of a new pranking trend known as it can be a terrifying scene, the s.w.a.t. team, helicopters, rushing to the house of a celebrity thinking they're in danger. the latest victim of so-called, justin bieber. police deputies rushed to the star's home in calabasas, california, on wednesday after an emergency message claimed someone inside had a weapon. the message was delivered via a tty device. it's a device typically used by the deaf to type text over the
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telephone. the 18-year-old pop star wasn't at home at the time and police soon determined the call was a hoax. last week, armed police were sent to ashton kutcher's lake hollywood home after a woman contacted the emergency services to report she was hiding in a closet because a man with a gun had broken into the property. kutcher was not at home at the time and later tweeted he was safe and sound. but the incident reportedly cost taxpayers around $10,000. back in august, police were called to actress miley cyrus' studio city home after a caller reported several people were being held hostage after a shooting. the call was also quickly deemed a hoax, but drew a significant police response. the s.w.a.t.'ing prank is another in incident in a difficult week for justin bieber. on wednesday, the pop star tweeted to his nearly 29 million followers that he and his tour manager were victims of theft. after personal footage on a computer and a camera were taken during a show in tacoma,
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washington, on tuesday, he went on to tweet. sucks when you take personal footage and people don't respect your privacy. >> the people carrying out these pranks are using software that masks their phone numbers and apps that even alter their voices, so it's very difficult to catch them. and s.w.a.t.'ing, not just for celebrities, there are around 400 incidents a year. and regular people are falling victim, as well. and it's kind of evil. >> i'm trying to figure out if we committed a fashion crime with our clashing prints this morning. >> i love our dresses today. >> we're on the same wavelength. still ahead, the halloween costume flying off the shelves thanks to the presidential race. and up next, one of the ancient pyramids of egypt reopening to the public. i was living with this all-over pain. a deep, throbbing, persistent ache. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain.
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incredible sight, especially in person. tourism in egypt is the second largest industry, or at least it used to be until the revolution. after that, people concerned about security stopped showing up here. the opening of the pyramid is the new government's latest effort to reinvite the world back to the pharros. 4,000 years later, they are the hope of a country looking to rebuild. after a long, slow restoration, the egyptian government is reopening the pyramid to the public along with six ancient tombs hoping to jolt a struggling industry. tourism here dropped a third after the arab spring. what better way to bring visitors back than to give them access to one of the world's greatest wonders. >> fantastic. absolutely fantastic. >> reporter: some historians believe the fourth dynasty built his pyramid just a hair shorter
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than his father's out of respect. although not as high as the great pyramid, it is no less grand. it is the only one still capped by the original limestone blocks. inside, the millennia old passage ways are newly ventilated. it's no less claustrophobic. >> can you do something about the height of these passage ways? he has worked as an archaeologist here for 13 years. >> so this is a message for us. for the whole of the world. come, we are ready for you. egypt is ready. >> reporter: the passage way leads to the burial chamber, carved directly out of the bedrock. >> there was a legend that a blue-eyed spirit protected the pyramid, but didn't prevent the graverobbers from coming in and stealing just about everything, except this sarcophagus, black granite carried originally from hundreds of miles away. the new government has made tourism a priority, but battling
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events unfolding around him outside his control. like the violent attack against the u.s. embassy last month after the release of the now infamous anti-islam film. and the state department's latest travel advisory that warns female missionaries they might be targeted by terrorists. reports of christians being prosecuted for their religion don't help egypt's image either. but he believes the most powerful, positive message the country can send is here. >> i'm so optimistic, i believe everything will be good. >> reporter: one of many egyptians putting their faith in the future . what happens on the streets of cairo has a direct and immediate effect here at giza. the director here told us that the afternoon after that u.s. embassy attack, they started receiving cancellations for tours. matt? >> stephanie gosk in giza, egypt
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this morning. stephanie, thank you very much. still ahead, a recipe for meatballs. but up next, a cheerleader who performed 35 consecutive handsprings. her moves live on the plaza right after this. ♪
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handsprings. the old mark was 32. miranda, you did 35. i know you're freezing this morning. >> you're freezing, i'm freezing. >> miranda, what made you decide to go for the record? >> i really just wanted to raise a lot of spirit for my team and bring some fans out. and i thought it would be good. >> when you started this, do you count in your head? or did you hear the crowd chanting? >> i think it's a little bit of both. i do count in my head, but i hear them and that encourages me to keep going. >> at what point between 0 and 35 do you start getting really dizzy? >> around 25. i was pretty exhausted. >> do you get tired? >> very. >> and apparently, i mean, you're possibly setting the record here. when do you find out you really did it? >> i think in the next few days or so. >> you're 16, right? >> yes. >> so you're going to get bigger and stronger. do you have some even larger number in mind that eventually you'll do 50 or something like that? >> i really hope so.
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i'd like to keep working to get that kind of number. >> all right. so this is not a long enough space for you to do the full 35, right? >> no. >> how many do you think you can do here? >> i'm thinking maybe 25. >> okay. should we give her a chance to do it. >> let me take my jacket back. >> we're going to take this. >> good luck. go get 'em. >> come on, miranda. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. >> stop, miranda. >> but she never even stopped when she went on the cobblestone
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here. >> she -- >> now do it on the way back. >> no, no, no, don't do that. don't do that. >> you can run on back if you want. >> come on, run down here, miran miranda. >> great job. a big thank you for miranda. we'll be right back with the story of the qvc host who fainted. it was like a red rash...
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hayward police just annou e announcing new details in the disappearance of michaela garecht. the fbi is involved with this case. the 9-year-old girl disappeared back in 1988 and police now confirming this morning investigators are testing a three-inch bone fragment found in a central valley well to determine if in fact it does belong to michaela. that well in the town of lindon is believed to have been the dumping ground for the so-called speed freak killers in the 1980s. police say it could be several more weeks before that bone fragmenting is identified. right now let's get a check on your thursday forecast and christina loren, safe to say it's been a wild 24 hours. what's ahead? >> we're going to keep that ride going, jon kelley. good morning to you. good morning to you at home. i want to start with a live look over the sunol grade. we do have some clouds overhead and are expecting more showers throughout the day.
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best chance for showers will be between 4:00 and 8:00. the mountains surrounding san jose could be isolated thunderstorms keeping that slight chance in the mix for the first part of tomorrow as well. today's highs will be cool. 65 in fremont, 63 in san francisco. staying nice and cool all the way through saturday. then by sunday, monday, tuesday, the warmup begins. it's rush hour, mike's busy. >> yeah, look. i'm not the only one. highway 101 is busy. 280, 880, 85, look at the map over here, all the south bay freeways are busy in the northbound routes. 85 started slowing just after 6:00 this morning, so did 101 and all the rest follow closely in suit. looking over to the tri-valley and not bad. sunol shows slowing in and out of pleasanton and also toward the dublin interchange. jammed off the castro valley y. your commute directions away from that area. we're also following the route toward the bridge. east shore freeway boggs down through berkeley, back to you.
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>> we'll be back in one-hour with more.
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8:00 now on this thursday morning, the 11th of october, 2012. our crowd has come out to say hello on rockefeller plaza. beautiful day. 52 degrees, though. fall is definitely in the air. >> it's going to be chilly tonight for game of the yankees series over at yankee stadium. yankees up 2-1 over the orioles. >> last night was epic. >> last night was one of those games they're going to talk about for a long time for a lot of different reasons. >> all right. well, good morning. just ahead, a scary moment on live television, you may have seen it, actually. >> that's right. a qvc host fainted on live television. her co-host there trying to
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catch her. now, we're going to find out how she's doing. i want to mention that the show got a little bit of heat because her co-host actually just kept on selling stuff. although, we're going to find out the story behind the story when we talk to her in a couple of minutes. >> there's a little more to it too. and imagine ordering something online and it arrives the very same day. i like the sound of that. instant gratification. it's being tested at one major retailer. holiday season fast approaching. we'll have more on that. and then, are you ready for meatball madness? yes, giada is here. it is time. in fact, you make this for sunday night football night in america. you've got the best of both worlds, meatball madness. >> smells great, actually. >> a little unusual in terms of ingredients she uses in her own special meatball. >> that's why it's madness. >> exactly. and dance moves, right? we want to talk about the contest. show us your moves today. we're hoping folks will send in videos of their best dance moves.
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do you see us dancing all the time? it's not good. well, matt -- >> they can barely stop me. >> i've seen a few disco moves from you. >> that's right. five finalists, a live dance-off on october 26th. go to for all the details. >> pretty exciting. >> yes, it is. lots to get to. >> but first, we get to natalie morales over at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning. the campaign spotlight has shifted to the vice presidential candidates for tonight's showdown between joe biden and paul ryan. the debate in kentucky will be the only one between the number two men. paul ryan will look to build on romney's momentum. ryan says he expects vice president biden to come at him, quote, like a cannonball to try to even the score. and you can watch the vice presidential debate tonight at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific right here on nbc. investigators searching for colorado school girl jessica ridgway would not say whether a
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body found outside denver was the missing 10-year-old. it was made about seven miles from jessica's home and 11 miles from where her backpack was found sunday. police believe jessica was kidnapped after leaving home friday for her walk to school. turkish fighter jets intercepted a syrian passenger plane wednesday and forced it to land in turkey where officials say they removed military communications equipment destined for syrian government forces. the flight originated in moscow. the incident came after several days of shelling between syria and turkey raised fears that syria's civil war could spread beyond its borders. lance armstrong's attorney says a new report on doping allegations against the seven-time tour de france winner is, quote, a one-sided hatchet job. details released wednesday by the u.s. anti-doping agency include the names of 11 former teammates who accused armstrong of using performance-enhancing drugs and pressuring fellow cycling team members to do the same. armstrong who has insisted he
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never cheated did not fight the latest charges. now for a look at what's trending today. our quick round of what has you talking online. big bird could be more popular than angry birds this halloween. online retailers and costume stores report a surge in big bird sales ever since mitt romney mentioned him in last week's presidential debate. well, youtube has struck gold with this video of pop icon rick springfield performing his 1981 hit "jesse's girl" wednesday. underground fans sang along. ♪ you know i wish i had jesse's girl ♪ ♪ i wish i that i had jesse's girl ♪ ♪ where can i find a woman like that ♪ >> springfield also dropped in on kathie lee and hoda to promote his new documentary and album yesterday. and check out this pop culture collision on the film
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junkie show. they re-enacted a scene from "here comes honey boo boo." >> the deer are not migrating like they should be and nobody has hit a deer with their car. >> it's been awhile since i've had road kill in my belly. >> so we try to make other kinds of foods like sketti. >> i want butter, sketti and ketch-up. >> it's an old family recipe. don't tell nobody. >> walken was playing the role of boo boo's mom june. the only thing needed there was more cow bell. it's 8:05 right now. let's go back outside to savannah and matt. need more cow bell. >> that was very convincing. i see an emmy in their future. >> no question. natalie, thank you. mr. roker down the plaza on a chilly morning. >> we are. we've got our friends all bundled up. where are you guys from? >> tennessee originally. >> what's the eh? >> i just moved to canada. >> all right.
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very nice. we like that. bob and doug mackenzie, we like it. let's show you what's happening as far as your weather is concerned. pick city today l.a., showers, thunderstorms, 66 degrees. not used to that. as we show you our satellite radar, a lot of wet weather. this upper level low spinning around, bringing that wet weather to the south lands and the southwest. also a frontal system bringing snow showers through the u.p. of michigan and parts of the upper midwest. look for breezy conditions here in the northeast with some morning showers. gulf coast looking pretty darn good. that's what's going on around 8:06 now. a live look over the bay bridge. you can see plenty of clouds overhead. also getting some very light activity when it comes to rainfall. that's going to intensify as we head through the second half of the day into the evening. 5:00 p.m., yeah, expecting more showers even all of the way through 9:00 p.m. along the
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peninsula and through the east bay tomorrow morning. we'll finally get rid of that chance heading through the second half of your saturday. 70 degrees in livermore. 63 in san francisco. pull out that jacket. as we head through next week, a warmup on the way. that's your latest weather. mr. lauer. >> all right. when we come back, the qvc host who fainted on live television. we'll find out how she's doing who fainted on live television. we'll[ male announcer ]s doing there's everyday chicken and then there's juicy chicken with best foods ♪ best foods is the secret to making parmesan crusted chicken... [ bell dings ] crispy so juicy so delicious it's your secret to making dinner disappear best foods. bring out the best
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back now at 8:11 with a scary moment that happened on live television over the weekend. qvc co-host kathy had only been on the air a couple of minutes when she started to waver, she patted her chest, and suddenly she collapsed. here's what it looked like at the time. and she is now -- >> you okay? >> -- with us. kathy, good morning. nice to see you upright, i should say that. how are you feeling? >> i feel really good. you know, i feel good. i just want to thank everyone who has reached out to me on twitter and facebook. it's been really overwhelming. >> i know you're a mom, you've got three children, it was early in the morning on sunday. you hadn't had a lot to eat. >> yeah, i ran out the door, grabbed something quick and went on my way, you know.
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my daughter was up late that night teething. i have three kids under the age of 4. so as a working mom, you just forget to take care of yourself sometimes. >> i was going to say, this sounds more like exhausted mom situation more than anything more serious. but just to make everybody feel better, there's nothing bigger going on. >> absolutely not, no. it's nothing bigger. it went to see the doctor, and everything's okay. >> for how long did you know you were about to pass out? is this something you were thinking, oh, my god, i'm feeling light-headed, this is not going to go well? >> i was starting to feel lightheaded, i sat down for a second and gained my composure and i thought i was okay enough to go back on. and the producers and medics there were sort of like, why don't you stay sitting, and i just said no, i think i can finish the segment and i got back up. but obviously that's not what happened. >> let's clear something up. one of the reasons this went viral is because people were having some fun and in some cases criticizing your co-host there because he went on selling
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the product. now, explain what was really happening behind the scenes, in his defense. >> he's one of my really good friends. i think people are envisioning him stepping over my limp body selling products. you know, but in fact, i was being taken care of by two medics, three producers, i told him to please keep going, keep going. i'm fine. you know, he's been in touch with me. i think he handled it really professionally, and he's a very good friend and a good man. >> so he's taking a little unfair heat as a result of this. >> yeah. unfair. >> which raises the question, what would you have done had he passed out? >> a question matt asks himself daily around here. >> i don't know, you know, i think it's a really tough situation. i think he was trying not to draw even more attention to it. he didn't want to embarrass me further. so i think he just did the best he could and i've been in touch with him, and he's a good, real professional. >> is it true until this morning you hadn't rewatched that video? >> no, my mother and sister saw it, they were crying when they
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saw it. they said don't watch it, my husband says i don't think you should watch it. and i really haven't. >> so did you see it as we -- >> i see it, it's -- i lived it, so i don't need to see it. >> the good news is with youtube, you won't have to see it. you'll never see it again. great meeting you. and i'm happy you're okay. >> thank you so much. >> yeah, thanks. meantime, we'll take a turn. of course not even halloween, but the holiday retail wars are heating up. walmart is going after, testing same-day delivery for online orders. let's get to more. janet, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, savannah, yeah, you've got the two giants of retail duking it out for the holiday dollar. and because the shoppers love the convenience of buying something from their home. but we love that instant gratification of getting hour hands on it right away. whomever masters the same-day delivery will be the real winner.
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>> reporter: that's the sound of the way we often shop these days. online and from the comfort of our home. internet purchases were a $200 billion pie last year and a slice of it is heating up the holidays. walmart, the nation's largest retailer wants to feed the need for instant gratification, testing a $10, same-day delivery on some 5,000 products. everything from toys to flat-panel tvs, all without having to look for a parking spot. >> i think it's a great idea. i really feel that's going to be real competitive advantage for them, especially going into the holiday season. >> walmart to go as they're calling it is a shot across the bow of, the world's largest online retailer, which itself is aiming for a same-day delivery. the seller's going head-to-head. >> one thing i like better about amazon versus walmart is the actual -- the layout of their website. i think it's a little bit easier to follow. >> because i know walmart and i'm comfortable with walmart, i
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trust them more than amazon. >> reporter: walmart's testing the service in minneapolis, philly, northern virginia, and adding san francisco area next month. amazon already offers same-day on products in ten cities, including boston, chicago, vegas, and seattle. the fight for those point and click dollars could come down to the old real estate rule of thumb. location, location, location. it's early in the testing, but with 4,000 stores, walmart could conceivably offer same-day almost everywhere. by year's end, amazon's distribution centers will total about 60. >> whether you started out online or you started out in store, you have to straddle both of those spheres. and you have to do it well if you want to win those consumer dollars. and walmart realizes that it's going to have to play ball with amazon. it's goliath versus goliath. >> reporter: there is no guarantee that walmart is going to roll this out nationwide. and in fact, analysts suggest it could be financially risky.
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because when you're offering just $10 to ship something and you're offering to ship flat-panel tvs, well, savannah, you don't need an analyst to tell you that is not going to be a money-making transaction. at least that one. >> you've got to love the convenience. thanks so much. coming up next, gianna shares her secret to the perfect meatball. and al is interested in the set. coming up after this. ♪ ♪ ooh, yeah, ooh-ooh, yeah ♪ ooh, yeah, ooh-ooh, yeah ♪ i love ya ♪ ooh, yeah, ooh-ooh, yeah [ female announcer ] introducing new special k popcorn chips. with 28 buttery chips for 120 calories, you can bring the flavor of the movies home and still stay on track. freedom to enjoy. what will you gain when you lose? find them in the cracker aisle. what will you gain when you lose? you've been there. you pick out a makeup thinking it's your shade until you actually try it out.
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>> none of that in here. talk to me about the ingredients. >> basically i'm going to use turkey all around. and i know most people think -- >> three different kinds. >> two different kinds. we're going to use dark meat turkey, ground, dark meat turkey, and a spicy italian turkey sausage. >> okay. >> let's get started on this. my sort of tip for making meatballs, the number one tip is to mix all your seasoning in first before you add the meat. >> the reason for that is. >> so you get these light and fluffy and melt-in-your mouth -- >> so you're not working with it too much -- >> a lot of people like to dump everything on top of the meat. >> tell me exactly what you start with in there. >> bread crumbs. >> normal bread crumbs? >> yep. tomato paste. i'm going to dump the basil and parsley, a little color, a little fresh herb, parmesan cheese, egg. >> all of it? >> yeah. >> the basics are in here. two eggs, everybody's got their own little mix, but the basics is that. the eggs keep it altogether.
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a little milk, and a little bit of salt. all the milk to keep it nice and moist. >> great. and the last thing you do is add your turkey. >> mix that all together really well to break up those eggs. go, go. have you ever made meatballs before? >> no. >> i didn't think so. >> so you've got a pound of dark meat turkey and it's got to be dark meat because you need the fat in it. all the fat you would get from beef and pork, i'm going to add a pound of -- >> there you go. >> of spicy italian turkey meatball sausage. >> would you work this with your hands? >> yeah. >> i want to make sure because it wasn't working with the rubber spatula. >> what we're going to do is mix it all with your hands because you can kind of feel it and understand when it's all mixed really well. >> all right. when you're going to actually form your meatballs, you have this ice cream scoop? >> i'm going to wash my hands and guide you from over here. >> okay. >> i take an ice cream scoop so that way all the meatballs are
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the same size and cook evenly. >> you're putting these in the oven. you could also brown these, couldn't you? >> in a simmering liquid. you know, to poach them, brown them in a pan with butter or oil or bake them in the oven. my whole thing is about making these flavorful. >> you make a lot of them because you can actually put them in the freezer and serve them later. they're a little more rustic, more country style than yours. >> not really. >> here's the meatball. thousand do you freeze these? >> cook them off, i make a bunch to have leftover, and i put them in the freezer for about half an hour. you want to freeze them before you put them in the baggy. >> otherwise they all mush together. >> becomes one big clump. and i like to portion them out. you pull this out, defrost and cook them. >> how long in the freezer? >> weeks and weeks. >> fine. now you can take the ones you've made out in advance. how would you use those? >> i like to -- this is what i'm going to make tonight at the meatball madness. we do a little bit of sauce.
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and why don't we -- here, cut a meatball for me. >> here we go. >> there we go. cut the meatball, we're going to add some red onion. and here's the meatball fan over here. and a little bit of red pepper flakes. we're making this just for you, al. a little bit of provolone. >> smells a little strong, doesn't it? >> but it's good. it's spicy. >> okay. and here's what it looks like. press it, melt it altogether. >> you've got skewers, pizza here. >> i can do anything with them. >> we're back right after this.
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good morning to you. 8:26. a maried couple will be interviewed caught driving a car belonging to a murdered east bay teacher. investigators are trying to find out how the couple got the car. she was found stabbed to death last week at her home. investigators say darnel recently escaped from a southern california prison. time to check the commute with mike. >> oakland over my shoulder. roadway is packed. crowded around the coliseum on the way home. speed sensors are clearing up toward the orange area instead
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of red better for both directions out of hayward north or south. 680 is smoothing out. a big accident has you closed south of walnut. four or five separate injuries reported for tow trucks. cars there so that will be an issue for folks heading out of byron. back to you. >> good luck to them. for the latest traffic, check out nbc bay area on facebook. i'll have another local news up date in half an hour. have a great morning. ♪
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♪ 8:30 now on a thursday morning, it's the 11th day of october, 2012. people on the plaza bundled up a little bit this morning. it's a beautiful morning here in new york. sunny skies, temperatures in the low 50s, and we're warming things up with the music of elle. she's a young lady who says that song has been both a blessing and a bit of a curse to her. we're going to find out more
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when she joins us live and performs in our studio. >> she's got a great new song. we're really enjoying this morning. >> i'm matt lauer along with savannah gurthrie, natalie morales, and mr. al roker. labeling kids, a lot of parents get the diagnosis that their child has adhd, or a.d.d., and on the one hand it can be a relief to know what's going on, but others worry it can create a stigma. and fighting skin cancer, it can strike at any age, it can also be deadly. we're going to meet a woman who has fought skin cancer three times starting at the age of 25. >> wow. by the way, we've got paparazzi taking pictures over here. that woman looks familiar. >> who is this woman? >> savannah's mom in the house. >> yes, my mom. >> she's like, are you talking about me? >> and her sister. >> aunt debbie. >> and she's shy like you are. >> i know. we're waiting for them to come
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of their shells. and speaking of shy, the professionals are back. and this morning, they're going to be joined by nick offerman, he's joining star and donny to talk about everything from the sudden weight loss to a full-time body guard for honey boo boo. honey boo boo child. >> all right, mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? >> starting off with today, we are looking at breezy conditions in the northeast, chillier than usual, snow showers in the upper mississippi river valley, sunshine in the pacific northwest, a lot of wet weather through the southwest with a risk of strong storms along the arkansas/missouri border. and then that slight risk also expands back to the west. we're looking at strong storms tomorrow from northern texas in to nebraska. wet weather through the southwest with some mountain snows in the central rockies, sunny and cool through the great lakes. why were you bouncing up and down? >> to stay warm. it's a tried and true technique. no, go ahead.
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>> it actually works well. good morning to you. 8:33. a live picture, a's flag blowing in the breeze and giants flag. both bay area teams need to win it today. weather will likely come into play out at the open coliseum as we head through this evening. look at what's headed our way. more rain. future cast at 5:00, showers along the peninsula moving into the east bay. chance through 9:00 p.m. temperatures today will be cool requiring a jacket in the city by the bay. 67 degrees in san francisco. >> don't forget. you can check that weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable or online. ms. gurthrie. >> all right, mr. roker, thank you. coming up next, the new emphasis on labeling kids. we'll talk about that issue. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:35 with "today's family" this morning. what to do when your child is labeled with a learning or behavioral disorder. well, some parents are fearful of the stigma. others express relief. writer/photographer amy windsor is mom of three boys. her oldest son has a.d.d., while her two youngest sons have adhd, attention deficit hyper activity disorder. although hers is a relatively unique situation, she is not alone. according to the cdc, more than 5 million children between the ages of 3 and 17 have been diagnosed with adhd. >> i'm all for labeling. >> amy's story was recently featured in the october issue of "parenting" magazine. >> once you have a diagnosis and know what you're working with, then i feel like it's much more helpful than trying to muddle through. >> windsor often turns to a
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website to seek comfort and support while offering the same to others. >> i do write about it on my blog because it is tremendously therapeutic. it's really helpful when you know that other people have the same challenges. >> and social media was especially important last month when she learned about her youngest son's diagnosis. >> just went through my third son getting diagnosed. and shared it on twitter and said, oh, there you have it. we're three for three. >> for amy, open communication between her family and school has also helped make a difference in her sons' lives. >> the end is that we end up with a happy, confident child who is going to succeed. >> christina is parenting magazine's deputy editor. dr. jennifer hartstein is a psychologist. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> is this concept of labeling new, or are we talking about it more often? >> it's definitely, definitely becoming more prominent. i mean, there are more diagnoses than ever.
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78% more autism diagnosis in the last decade. so lots more parents are grappling with this. >> we're hearing about a.d.d., adhd. even the term normal is a label when we think about it. what are the advantages to having a label? >> well, i think, you know, it gives parents some direction. as we heard in the taped piece, gives an idea of what do i do? my kid isn't acting like other children or they're having problems in school, having problems at home, or following directions. how do i go about helping them? and sometimes the label can give strategies and interventions and help with that. >> and eligibility for services which are much needed in situations like this. one parent said this, thank goodness my child was diagnosed, now people will stop thinking his or her behavior is a result of bad parenting. that gives you an idea of what pressure parents are under. >> absolutely. you know, a lot of the parents we spoke to for our article in parenting said it was actually liberating for them to have the label. that they were no longer the bad mom with the unruly kid.
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there was a reason. >> how extensive are the evaluations? i mean, what does the child have to go through to be labeled or diagnosed? >> it is really quite extensive. a lot of parents go through day-long evaluations or day-and-a-half-long evaluations. >> there's a lot. multiple steps. parents are interviewed, schools should be interviewed, they should look in multiple settings. and in often times, the evaluations can be chunks of time. so three days, a couple hours each day, especially for kids who can't sit still. it's a big time investment and important to get the right answer. >> let's flip the coin over. there are also parents who say, i don't want this label, even if my child has been through an evaluation. there is undeniably thaa stigma. how do they deal with that? >> you know, a lot of the parents have said they're afraid there's going to be lower expectations set for their child. that their child will be able to coast, they'll get used to, you know, having slack cut to them.
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and that was really their biggest worry. but at the end of the day, they really just had to trust their gut about what was in the best interest of the child. >> and i want to add to that that i think the other issue with it is kids then define themselves often by their diagnosis. you don't meet someone who has cancer who says, hi, i'm cancer. but everybody says, hi, i'm jennifer, i'm depressed, i'm anxious. so they don't ever learn to separate themselves from their illness which makes them unempowered instead of empowered. >> when you look at the number of children who are diagnosed with one thing or the other, it's staggering. >> it's absolutely huge. and that's why some parents are trying to get the labels more than ever because the schools have limited resources, infrastructure, and budget to manage all these kids appropriately and it's getting harder to get that label. >> what should a parent do if he or she feels their child after going through an evaluation has been misdiagnosed? given a label they don't think is appropriate? >> don't expect -- you're the
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consumer as a parent. you wouldn't just buy the first car you saw, you would look at lots of cars. if you are not sure, get a second opinion, you would before you had major surgery. this is your child. go get other -- ask questions, get other information, go ask for more. there is often times a.d.d. looks like anxiety, anxiety looks like a.d.d., it's not right. >> that a phase a child is going through. what are the signs that a parent should be looking for? and at what age that something may actually be wrong with their child? >> you know, there are signs that come at toddler, 3 and 4 years old and it usually comes to a head when the child gets into school and you have a teacher in that structured setting saying, hey, you know, we have a problem here. it is based on observation. i would say over several years. >> and developmental hallmarks. if your child isn't meeting those, you want to address them appropriately. >> doctor, thanks so much, christina, nice to see you. thanks so much. 8:41. still ahead, today's professionals and parents' guide
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to treating cold and flu. but first, on a thursday morning, this is "today" on nbc. measures... measure up. money to our schools. "misleading." out here. it. but there's hope. straight to our schools... keeps it there. politicians. yes on thirty-eight.
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back now at 8:44 with a personal look at the dangers of skin cancer. hillary was just 25 years old when she had her first melanoma removed. and now she's urging families to protect themselves from the dangers of sun overexposure. her new memoir is called "pale girl speaks." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> you found out you had skin cancer at the age of 25. that must have been shocking. >> yeah. it was, i think we kind of walk around feeling invincible, particularly when we're in our 20s. and, yeah, cancer's something that's going to happen to other people. you know. >> do you think some people have the perception that skin cancer isn't as serious because so many people have had a basal cell,
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you had melanoma, the most severe. >> yeah, melanoma's like other forms of cancer. it can spread incredibly quickly. and most people think, yeah, you have it removed and you're done and you're good. and it's incredibly deadly if it's not caught early. >> you write this memoir and it's at times funny and you dish your family a little bit. >> a little bit. >> how did they react? what was that experience? >> you know, they were incredibly supportive. but they knew that the story was going to affect people, i had to be completely open and honest and sometimes that's not always pretty. >> but they understand, it's all in service of a greater good. >> yeah. >> we should mention, actually, that your husband is in our family, the head of universal pictures. he's supportive of you getting out there telling your story. >> it was hard also for him to read it. he's in it. and when you go through something or you're the spouse of something that goes through something, you know, you're not always at your best. and so it was also hard for him
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to read the book. >> we want to do some good here and give some tips. and the first thing, i know you credit your dermatologist for saving your life, for noticing this. >> absolutely. >> what are your number one ways for all of us to protect ourselves? >> yearly skin checks is probably one of the top. you need to go and have someone looking at your skin and looking at the places that you can't see. and i tell people, you need to get naked. some people are like, wait, i have to get naked at my dermatologist. you need to take all of your clothes off. because they need to see your butt, your back, and your scalp. >> people think it's only going to hit where the sun shines. >> arms and legs. and we can see that. we need someone checking the places we can't see. >> you also say invest in products your love. >> yeah. i spent my whole life looking for the perfect mascara, but i feel like people look for, you know, a sunscreen, they put it on, feels too thick, too chalky and give up. so invest the time in finding things you love. >> you also say we should keep the routine simple. >> right. well, if it's not simple, we're not going to do it every day and
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we're going to burn out. i keep a sunscreen stick in my purse, i keep a hat in my car. you know, just always be prepared. >> and you keep an eye on yourself, don't you? the once over every day. >> absolutely. before i get in the shower, just an easy thing. you know, check. >> and i know you have made this a priority for the whole family. and you do this with the kids. and that can't be easy. how old are your kids? >> 6 and 8, girls so. >> well, they're going to thank you later. >> yeah. >> how do you get them to do that? >> i started very young with them and i think that helped so much. because if you can make it part of their morning routine, then it's second nature, you know. but i think also you need to talk to them about why you're doing it, give them sunscreen choices. once they're of a certain age, you know, they have a preference too on how it feels on their skin. >> you even do fun experiments to educate them, for example? >> i do. you take a piece of colored construction paper, put it outside for a couple hours, you put a key, some objects on it
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and they can see how the sun fades it. and it's a good way to show them that there are these powers at work we can't see. >> well, it's great advice, it's great to read about your journey. glad you're doing so well today. >> thank you. and coming up next, a live performance from ellie. but first this is "toda
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♪ the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> british singer/song writer ellie goulding performed at the duke and duchess of cambridge wedding. now she's out with her second album. good to see you. so i spent some time reading about you last night. and you said every interview you've done for the last two years has been about one subject. because i want you to like me, i'm not even going to mention it. so let's just talk about you. you were one of the only, the only british singer to win the two most prestigious newcomer awards. how much pressure does that put on you? >> a little bit, yeah. everything kind of happened around the same time. so as soon as that happened, i then put my album out and it
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started a ridiculous roller coaster. >> and it started so huge over in the uk and kind of simmered for a while until it made its way here. were you surprised at the longevity that period had? >> well, yeah, i came over and i was here for a while and did tours and shows, and then came back over to my house here and one of my songs became really well known. for what we do not mention and becomes popular here. if people are listening to this new album, how does the sound of this compare with the sound of that song we're not going to mention? >> it's been out for about a week, i've been getting a little bit of feedback maybe it's a bit darker, more soulful. >> do you like those words? >> yeah. >> the darker one? >> yeah, i mean, it is. a bit more melancholy than the last one. i like it. >> apparently a lot of people are waiting for some sort of collaboration between you and your boyfriend and they're going to hear that now. it's a song that's on the
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"twilight" movie. how did it go? >> yeah. good, yeah. >> what was it like working with him? >> very professional. >> you kept it all on the up and up? >> yeah. had to. >> didn't allow personal feelings to get involved. >> yeah. we had to get it done. yeah, it was very, very special. >> what are you singing? >> "anything can happen" from my new album. >> ladies and gentlemen, ellie goulding. ♪ ♪ stripped to the waist we fall into the river ♪ ♪ cover your eyes so you don't know the secret ♪ ♪ i've been trying to hide we held our breath ♪ ♪ to see our names were written
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on the wreck of '86 ♪ ♪ that was the year i knew the panic was over ♪ ♪ yes since we found out since we found out ♪ ♪ that anything could happen anything could happen ♪ ♪ anything could happen anything could happen ♪ ♪ anything could happen anything could happen ♪ ♪ after the war we said we'd fight together ♪ ♪ i guess we thought that's what humans do ♪ ♪ letting darkness grow as if we need its
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palette and we need its color ♪ ♪ but now i've seen it through and now i know the truth ♪ ♪ that anything could happen anything could happen ♪ ♪ anything could happen ♪ anything could happen anything could happen ♪ ♪ anything could ♪ i'll give you everything you need i'll give you everything you need ♪ ♪ i'll give you everything you need ♪ ♪ but i don't think i need you ♪ i know it's going be i know it's gonna be ♪
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♪ i know it's gonna be it's gonna be hard ♪ ♪ know it's gonna be know it's gonna be i know it's gonna be hard ♪ ♪ but i don't think i need you ♪ and i don't think i need you ♪ and i don't think i need you ♪ and i don't think i need you ♪ >> ellie goulding, ellie, thank you for much, the new album, the other song was called "lights," by the way. sorry.
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still ahead, nick offerman joins today's professionals. but first your local news. good thursday morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. it's 8:56. the bay area teenager denied eagle scout badge because he's gay will speak to ellen today. ryan has completed the requirements for his eagle scout badge but the boy scouts say his sexual orientation disqualifies him. ryan tells ellen people all over the country are offering their support. you can see ryan's interview today at 4:00 p.m. here on nbc
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bay area. let's see what's in store weatherwise. let's check in with meteorologist kristen lauren. >> by sunday we'll clear you up. a good looking warmup on the way into next week. pedic moves. [ male announcer ] why not talk to someone who owns an adjustable version of the most highly recommended bed in america? ask me about my tempur advanced ergo. goes up. goes up. ask me what it's like to get a massage anytime you want. goes down. goes down. [ male announcer ] tempur-pedic brand owners are more satisfied than owners of any traditional mattress brand. ergonomics. [ male announcer ] tempur-pedic. the most highly recommended bed in america. [ female announcer ] for more information or to find a retailer near you, visit
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we're back now with more of "today" on thursday morning, t 11th day of october, 2012. nice one here in new york city. thanks to you folks for sticking around on a chilly morning. i'm matt lauer along with savannah gurthrie and al roker. and coming up, they're in the house and getting ready, today's professionals. >> with nick offerman, one of our favorites from "parks and rec." he'll be here with star and that's right. and did you know it's healthy week here at nbc. so now that the cold and flu
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season is upon us, we've got some important advice for parents on how you should and should not be treating your kids. and then later, good housekeeping gets up close and personal with first lady michelle obama and ann romney. and we're going to look at that. before we do all that, let's go inside, natalie is standing by with a check of the headlines. hi, natalie. >> good morning, matt, savannah, and al, and good morning, everyone. police in colorado have recovered a body not far from the home of missing 10-year-old girl jessica ridgeway. miguel has the latest now from westminister, colorado, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. just a few moments ago in what was a short and fairly uneventful news briefing, police released no further detail on that body that was recovered. of course, as you mentioned, it was recovered late wednesday afternoon. police releasing details about that body late last night. they would not say the sex or even the age or gender of that
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body that was discovered. it was found some 7 miles away from the home of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. she's been missing nearly a week now. she vanished on friday morning when she was walking to school. investigators have made it very clear that her parents are not suspects and just yesterday they did confirm that this case has now turned into an abduction case. they have named no suspects in this case as the search for little jessica continues. again, no further information on that body that was discovered just 7 miles from her home. natalie? >> miguel, thank you. vice president joe biden faces off with congressman paul ryan today in the only v.p. debate of the election season. democrats are hoping for some redemption after the president's lackluster performance at the first debate with mitt romney in denver last week. on wednesday, the president acknowledged that he was too polite with his republican challenger and he's out to be more active in the next two debates. and you can watch the vice presidential debate tonight at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific time
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right here on nbc. turkish fighter jets intercepted a syrian passenger plane wednesday and forced it is to land in turkey where officials say they removed military communication equipment destined for syrian government forces. the flight originated in moscow. lance armstrong's attorney says a new report on doping allegations against the seven-time tour de france winner is quote a one-sided hatchet job. details released wednesday by the u.s. anti-doping agency include the names of 11 former teammates who accused armstrong of using performance-enhancing drugs and pressuring fellow team cycling members to do the same. armstrong who insisted he never cheated did not fight the latest charges. new trouble this morning for the massachusetts drug company linked to the outbreak of meningitis that has killed 12 people and sickened more than 130 others. massachusetts governor duvall patrick says the new england compounding center may have misled regulators and worked outside the parameters of its
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state license. the pharmacy made steroid injections that were found to be contaminated with the fungal strain of meningitis. the company has since shut down. well, before he played the lovable dad on tv's "webster" or punched a horse in the mel brooks' comedy classic "blazing saddles," karras was one of the most feared nfl players. the former detroit lions star died wednesday at his home in los angeles. he recently had suffered kidney failure and diagnosed with dementia. he was 77 years old. is there a superstar gene? well, this family tree might offer a clue. it turns out justin bieber is a distant cousin of some other famous canadian stars, including ryan gosling and averil lavigne. genealogists traced the star's family history back to one french couple who became some of quebec's first settlers back in the 17th century.
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the biebs and celine dion are also tenth cousins through three times removed through another pair of early canadian settlers. well, pushing a baby stroller can be a chore, especially when you're going uphill. so that inspired british dad collin fers to build this four-speed ten horsepower mega stroller. it has a top speed of 50 miles per hour. he says he can only fantasize about taking his 1-month-old son jake for a ride because his girlfriend wouldn't be happy about it. no, certainly not. but looks like a fun ride. five minutes after the hour, let's go out to al with a check of the weather. >> i actually invented a rocket-powered baby bjorn. where are you from? >> salt lake city. >> you're used to the chilly weather. >> yeah. >> it's all good. unzipped like that. very nice. let's show you what's going on. we've got, again, a lot of wet weather making its way through the great lakes, up to the north
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there. even seeing some snow mixed in. a lot of wet weather in the southwest for today. look for that shower and thunderstorm activity from southern california into the southwest. snow showers in parts of the northern section of the upper midwest. morning showers are also in new england, breezy conditions continue here in the northeast. but gorgeous sunsh 9:06 now on a thursday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. a live overcast shot over san jose. you may get caught up under light showers and use the windshield wipers this morning. radar is mostly dry at this point. expecting another wave of moisture to move up from the south mostly between 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. and then we'll dry out a bit. isolated thunderstorms in the mix for today and tomorrow and first part of your saturday. 70 in gilroy. warmer tomorrow. >> i have a question for you, sir. do you have long underwear on? >> it's not every day someone in the audience asks you if you
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have underwear on. >> i'm a little uncomfortable. where are you from? >> where we're from, everybody wears long underwear. >> right now, are you? >> no. >> okay. there you go! it got even more uncomfortable. >> we have an audience with no boundaries today, apparently. good to have you here. when we come back, today's professionals are in the house. nick offerman joining the group right after these messages. [ male announcer ] in a world where breakfast has become boring and tasteless... only one man can save the day. ♪ ♪ he's nutty! ♪ he's crunchy! [ male announcer ] it's crunchy nut! honey sweet flakes with nuts in every bite! ♪ he saves the day! ♪ in his tasty way! ♪ ♪ he is the crunchy nut! [ male announcer ] kellogg's crunchy nut. it's super delicious!
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back now with "today's well, time now for "today's" professionals. in today for dr. nancy, two nick aukerman. we're going to talk about your
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new season in a little while. but first, we're going to get crazy with these people. are you ready? >> yes, ma'am. >> let's start with the vp debate tonight. tonight's moderator is martha from abc news. any of you guys think gender is going to make a difference? >> i don't. she's a very gifted and talented reporter. i've seen the interviews with male candidates and i kind of see you as relentless. i see women doing their thing. they act professional it's are the men in a different box now? and i actually think yes. >> really? >> we -- i don't know if this is politically correct or incorrect. we watch every human nuance. and if all of a sudden either of the candidates talks over here or, you know, in some way does what they did to jim lerer, i
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think unfortunately it's going to look bad. it's not the question of her competency. there is sometimes little nuances. >> what do you think, nick? >> you were so pushy, anyway. >> i didn't want to interrupt either of you, but i tend to agree with donny that nature takes over. and i think that in our heads, it makes sense that people would be -- would not be differential to either sex, but there's the old fashioned mannerer where if you see somebody cut off a woman or speak sharply, it's like, oh, that's rather rude. >> do you think she'll be criticized if she follows up, if she try to be dogged on the candidates, will people say, oh, she's being shrill? >> absolutely not. i think that she, people are
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going to be expecting the journalists to behave. i don't think they see the gender difference there. it's the reaction of the candidates. trust me, both of their advisers now behind the scenes, there's a big discussion on how to handle it. >> they're saying be courteous? >> no, no, if either one of this is them is cutting them off or is seen as bullying her, a lot of women in this country would look at that. >> doctors texting teens. apparently in an effort to communicate better with their teenaged patients, some doctors are now texting thanks to the teenage patients directions for prescriptions, even getting on facebook. do you think this is a step in the right direction or do you see it kind of fraud? nick, what do you think? >> no. i find the whole thing terrifying. i think that lines should be drawn and that information can be made available through social networking or online. but to make personal messaging, i think, is crossing a line. >> is it because they're teens
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or do you guys think that for any doctor-patient relationship, you don't want to see social media? >> i would be concerned with the hipaa laws and privacy laws that are required when it comes to health care professionals. we don't know where these text messages go. you may press one button and it ends up being a public message. i'm uncomfortable with that on one level and when it comes to more interaction without their parents and medical decisions. >> clearly, i don't want lawyers, doctors, teachers, any adult interacting with my teenager without my permission. doctors or anybody else to nick's point on -- nick, i like having a guy here. we tend to agree on everything. >> i am a firm, firm believer in that you want that controlled by the parents. i don't think there's any other side to that argument. >> let's stay with the teen issue. two schools in san antonio are raising eyebrows because they're tracking their student with
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microchiped student i.d. cards. apparently they require the students to carry their student i.d. at school. it carries a chip and it's apparently to crack down on the truancy problem. do you think it's okay? >> no, i don't think that's okay. i think it's seen in prisons. i think if you go to disney and you want to see it in case something horrible happens. but you're a student in school. i don't think you are there as a prisoner. >> why shouldn't schools -- i don't have any problem with it whatsoever. you're supposed to be in school. young people don't have the exact same rights. they're not just shorter grown-ups. they're young people and you don't want the exact. >> i think nick and donny are going to agree again. >> i'm afraid so. i think this is about 15 minutes to 1984. i find it terrifying. i think it's one step away from implanting chips in everybody so that facebook and mcdonald's can track where we're at at all
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times. we're right now in the middle of this tragedy trying to find this little girl. i guarantee you -- >> they're not abducting schools. >> but that's not the reason behind it. >> tune into -- just a minute. the school gets money when they can calculate how many people are in class. that's one of the reasons. >> but putting a chip is not going to keep it from getting into class. tune in tonight for the nick and donny man hour. >> i was going to say -- >> i'm about to vomit in my own mouth. keep going, savannah. we have a new topic. honey boo boo. she's got bodyguards. apparently they've hired a full time bodyguard and i think there are threats to the family. >> what's going to be sad is to visit this little girl ten years from now. i'm not going to past judgment. to me, something, a bodyguard for a 7-year-old? that should tell you something
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right there. >> you should the whole show is -- >> and once you get to the point that a child needs a bodyguard because of what you're doing to them on television, that's a simple story there. >> she actually does need a bodyguard. >> but that says something she shouldn't be doing. >> she's in reality television now and once you're in reality television, there's a familiarity that they have with you. people tend to think that that's their little kid that they have on their life. if her parents decide so, she needs a bodyguard. >> nick, you're a celebrity. what do you think? >> that's generous. thank you. i would agree with both of you that her situation certainly requires protection from the public because people in the public can become scary and overfamiliar. >> so can donny, actually, but that's on a regular basis. >> that was clear earlier this morning during our warm-up segment, which i was not prepared for. >> i thought the hugging was
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you're warned by a pulse in the seat. it's technology you won't find in a mercedes e-class. the all-new cadillac xts has arrived, and it's bringing the future forward. this morning on "go healthy today," remedies for the flu. on average, adults catch a cold about two to three times a year. but for kids, it's a lot more than that. the pediatrician and spokesperson for the american academy of pediatrics. good to see you again. >> thank you for having me. >> so kids can catch up to ten colds a year? >> sometimes even a few more. especially if they're around other children. that's why we teach kids to cover their cough, use a tissue when they blow their nose and throw it away. wash their hands frequently and in classrooms, make sure teachers are wiping and cleaning surfaces. >> just to be clear, there's a difference between the cold and a flu? >> there is.
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they're both caused be i viruses, but many cold viruses and there's several flu viruses. the best way to decrease your chance of getting either one is to get a flu vaccine and wash your hands frequently. >> let's say your child gets home, sneezing, coughing, there are medications you don't want to give your kids. >> right. so cold and cough medications are not recommended for children under age 2. and that's according to the american academy of pediatrics and the fda. between age 2 and 6, it's really best not to use them. and use them with caution and only when directed by your pediatrician because they haven't been shown to be effective and there may be unpleasant side effects. >> they offer specific symptoms, specific relief. so the big thing we're worried about is overdosing, right? >> exactly. and if you look at a multi-symptom cold medicine, often you'll find several ingredients. so the mistake i often see parents make, they'll give their child tylenol and an hour later
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give them a cold medicine that may also have it in there and they're double-dosing their child. you want to read the ingredients on the box and follow the direction. >> and recently they changed the dose, haven't they? >> it's used to reduce a fever. and you don't need to treat all fevers, but if it's making your child uncomfortable, give an appropriate dose. there used to be two concentrations. the infant concentrated drops and the children's liquid. and that was often confusing for parents. they changed it to one concentration. the children's concentration, but it will be dosed for infants with a syringe and for children with a measuring cup. and make sure you always use the measuring device that comes with the medication you're giving. >> what about ibprofen. some parents like it because it lasts a little longer than other fever-reducing medications. i like to use it at night because who wouldn't like an extra hour or two of sleep where
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your children are comfortable? >> right. and antihistamines? >> it can help to dry up a runny nose or a cough if the cough is due to the runny nose. but be careful since a lot of antihistamines can cause sedation, especially in children. and once in a while, you'll get a child that gets hyper on it. >> my son is one of those. you see on some packaging d.m., what does that mean? >> usually it's the most commonly used over-the-counter cough medicine. and you'll find it in many multi-symptom cough medicines. a study was done that shows that honey which you can only use over age 1 may actually be more effective in treating a cough. >> and if your kid has mucus? >> there's different medications. look for a common medication to help break up the mucus. fenal ephrine, but again, you always want to talk to your doctor. >> thank you so much.perfect po
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good thursday morning to you. 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. bay area baseball fans on pins and needles hoping the teams pull off a win. it's a decisive game five today. a's came from behind in the ninth inning to beat detroit 4-3. fans certainly went wild as they watched their team come from behind victory. >> we're going to win, baby. we got this! >> i cannot. that was amazing. absolutely amazing. >> game five winner take all starts at 6:30 tonight. pretty fun. less drama for giants but
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crucial win nonetheless. giants beat reds 8-3 in cincinnati. they'll play one final time this morning. just about half an hour away at 10:00 our time this morning. it will be fun. we'll have a look at weather and traffic after the break.
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>> welcome back. the a's and giants flag. both still in it. the giants back at it in just a half an hour. weather will come into play in cincinnati. may get rain later on tonight. 57 degrees in san francisco right now. 55 in san jose. heading toward a comfortable day. another wave of moisture headed our way. we're expecting showers as we head through 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. tonight. highs today are going to be comfortable. 72 degrees in fairfield. 70 in gilroy. next couple days, the climb is on when it comes to temperatures. we don't lose that rain chance until saturday into sunday and then the warmup begins monday through wednesday. mike, what a drive out there this morning. >> really tough. look at fremont. over on the right side, not a
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problem. northbound route. southbound side on the left, that's the slow drive coming out of hayward all of the way down through fremont. speeds down toward 40 heading toward mission and south bay. northbound routes 101 at 880 is the focus of the commute. 85 still slow at the bottom of your screen as well. slow along the peninsula southbound to 101 recovers through san mateo. >> another local update in half an hour. in the meantime, go a's and giants. we love our bay area baseball.
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you're fired. you're fired. this is a tough one, you're fired. you're fired. fired. >> and yet the hair stays the same. >> i had the exact same thought. >> he's back. the donald and his signature phrase returning for another season of "celebrity apprentice." and this year, trump will be here to reveal the new cast tomorrow on "today." and i'm sure will have something to say about tonight's vice presidential debate. >> you think? always fired up about politics, right? >> i'm al roker along with savannah gurthrie, natalie morales. and we want to tell you a few other things coming up. on monday, trisha yearwood stops by. >> and in the kitchen cooking up some of her favorite family recipes. >> sings and cooks. and ahead in this half hour, the woman behind the race for the white house, first lady michelle obama and ann romney
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talk to "good housekeeping" about their causes, their families. revealing some things you might not have known about the candidates. when is the right time to start giving your kids an allowance? and how much should you be giving them? we're going to tell you the average for every age and the lessons you're teaching your kids about hopefully saving money. >> does allowance have some inflation over the years? >> i believe so. so will the tooth fairy. >> i know the tooth fairy has. plus, a little bit of spice makes everything so nice. we're going to be making an easy spiced orange pound cake perfect for a halloween treat in just a little bit. >> but first, let's get a check on the weather. it's chilly outside. >> it's a tad brisk. let's see what we have for you today. the briskness will continue in the northeast and new england. risk of strong storms making their way along the missouri/arkansas border. we've got some beautiful weather in the pacific northwest, very wet through the southwest into southern california. that moisture spreads east so we've got a risk of strong storms from northern texas and nebraska.
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we're going to be looking at evening showers in the pacific northwest. cool and partly cloudy here in the northeast. and a few morning showers up in new england. >> good morning to you. look at this. the sun is struggling to break through this deck of clouds in san jose. we're about an hour and a half away from a mix of sun and clouds. we're still going to have a fair amount of cloud cover throughout the day with low pressure lingering offshore likely to bring us another wave of moisture between the hours of 5:00 and 10:00. throughout tomorrow, we'll see less activity but we still have a very slight chance for showers in the forecast. 70 degrees in gilroy. if you look for warmer weather, it's just around the corner. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thanks. we want to bring back nick offerman and his famous mustache. "parks and rec" now in the fifth season. good morning to both. >> thank you. good morning. >> we love that show around here. i have to say, are you now at the point you get renewed for
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the season, there's no trepidation, will we or won't we? >> i don't know, i think network tv is in a precarious position and we can no longer tell if the numbers from the nielsen ratings are indicative of what's going on because so many of the young smart people are watching it online. and so there's always -- there's always, we never feel really comfortable. we're always really relieved like, whew. >> now you're in the fifth season, you get a little love interest here with lucy lawlis? wow. >> tell us about that. >> what's up with that? >> it's -- i've never in 20 years of a professional acting such a champion of a lady in front of me. i've played her plumber and her bus driver, but i've never played the guy with her. >> can a romantic comedy be far behind at this point? >> gosh, i don't know. that seems like a stretch to me, you never know.
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>> i understand your ex-wife tammy 2 back on the scene played by your own wife megan malali, how is that going to work. >> it's going to be very interesting that tammy 2 is quite a monster and she's gotten wind of ron's new love interest. some havoc will be wreaked. >> and you and your wife are doing all kinds of projects together. >> we are. we have so much fun. we get to work on films together. we have one opening on the 12th called "smashed," which is really good. and she has a new band called nancy and beth. and they've been opening for a live show i do. and we have so much fun getting to play together. >> cool. >> it's a blessing. >> play together, stay together. >> yes, ma'am. >> i love it. >> the mustache, megan, and yourself. >> the mustache gets a little more attention than i do. it's early. >> we're so happy to see you. thanks for hanging out with us today. >> thanks for having me. >> and you can catch "parks and
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introducing the scott shared values program. get deals like free movie rentals, music downloads, and even free admission to family attractions nationwide. use your value sense. sign up at "today on the trail" is brought to you by nissan. innovation that excites. this morning on "today" on the trail, up close and personal with two influential women hoping to occupy the white house for the next four years. first lady michelle obama and ann romney. rosemary ellis recently spent some time with these remarkable women. rosemary, good morning. >> good morning. >> now "good housekeeping" is not a political magazine. but this is something you've done in the past for your readers. they want to know who these women are. >> that's right. 1 in 5 american women read "good housekeeping," a favorite magazine of teachers. these are women who care about the issues in this election and
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they vote. >> and you sat with each of the ladies for more than an hour, as i understand, was any topic off limits? >> mrs. obama's campaign didn't stipulate any topics off limit, mrs. romney's campaign said not to ask politic questions, but she did answer them. >> the last election around, several times since then. is there anything that surprises you about her? >> she's an amazing woman. she's so passionate and caring about the issues. she's whip smart. and she never ceases to to impress me how she doesn't talk in sound bites. she refuses to answer with over simplistic answers. she really gets into the meat of what she's talking about. and as a reader and journalist, i appreciate that. >> very passionate, that is clear. now, what did you get in terms of something new. some insight into her relationship with the president and their marriage? >> you know, really interesting. first of all, they work out together every morning. she goes in earlier, she said,
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because she has to do hair and make-up. but they do that together. and she also talked about something that was really surprising to me. you know, she sort of seems like the sunnier one and he seems like mr. serious. she said, in fact, he is the optimist in the relationship. and he has taught her in the course of their marriage to not worry, to be able to shake, you know, the trials of a day off and keep your eye on the prize. she called him my steady compass. and it's a really sweet insight into how they lean on each other in a very good way in their marriage. >> very interesting. and i think another thing that was interesting, as well, leaning on a compass, it seems like mrs. romney and mrs. obama both really are spiritual. and they look to a higher source, right? >> yeah. what became clear in these interviews, they both prayed daily. in different ways, but michelle obama said you can't be in this job and not lean on a higher power. as she talked about how she invokes that with daily prayer and how they pray at meal time with their kids.
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and ann romney talked about how she prays while she's working out in the morning. >> mrs. romney, i understand this is your first time meeting her. i've interviewed her, as well. what did you think about her? first impression? >> you know, she's lovely. she's warm and honestly she's more open than a lot of political wives or candidates that i've interviewed in the past, which i really appreciated. and i know "good housekeeping" readers will appreciate it. >> she brought you to tears. >> she was talking about the early days when she found out she had a mass -- before it was over, i had a few tears in my eyes too. she was very sympathetic and warm. >> i think she had a little revelation in terms of revealing something new about her husband we maybe did not know. what was that? >> yes, it was interesting. first, this is a big surprise because i asked the question any woman in america could answer. you know, if you could change one thing about your husband, what would it be? and at first she said, nothing, i would change nothing. and i looked at her like, you're kidding, right? she talked about how he had to really learn to curb his temper
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when their kids were little and how he could flare up and he's learned to control that. and i said that is a side of mitt romney, mitt romney's a management consultant, he's buttoned up, and we don't see that. i was surprised about that. >> if you could, what is the most profound thought that each of the women communicated during their interviews? >> ann romney talked a lot about what a strength her marriage was to her. how mitt romney said to her when she was diagnosed with m.s. and she was in a deep depression that he didn't care if she made dinner, they could have cereal and toast as long as they were together. and michelle obama, you know, when she talks about the issue she cares about, you know, making sure that everyone has health care, making sure kids get nutritious meals. making sure that women have access to equal pay and work opportunities. it's really moving to hear her talk about the issues because it's so clear that she cares about them deeply. >> rosemary ellis, great issue of "housekeeping" magazine. it pays to be a kid.
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zach canton's dad gave him a pep talk about asking out the cutest girl in algebra. the metcalfe brothers had a staring contest to see who'd get the last bite of dessert. four old roommates debated whether asia was or wasn't the greatest '80s supergroup ever. and a surprise birthday party caught amanda sullivan totally off-guard. all over delicious entrees like new smoky chipotle chicken fajitas from our $20 dinner for two. chili's -- more life happens here. this morning on "today's money," kids and allowances. they're never too young to learn financial responsibility. how much should you be giving your kids? the author of "money rules." good to see you. >> nice to see you.
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>> it goes without saying that as your kids get older, the amount you're paying them out goes up. and seems like, obviously, we're paying them more than our parents gave us. >> well, clearly, it's not worth as much when our parents gave it to us. but we're basing this off a study that came from the american institute of cpas. these are the average allowances. they go from about $6 a week for kids from 4 to 12 up to $35 a week for 18 to 24-year-olds. >> there's a 25-year-old getting an allowance? >> yeah, that is one of the problematic things out of this research. we know more 25-year-olds are back on their parents' couches. what i hope is that everybody who is giving their kid an allowance is also giving their kid a list of things the parent will no longer pay for. allowance only works when your kid has to take that sum of money and then manage it. if you're still handing them $5 here and $10 there, you're wasting your money. >> so the idea is interesting. the survey says 54% of parents started giving their kids
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allowance at 8 or younger. >> i think that's great. absolutely. kids can learn to make choices about how to allocate their resources at those young ages, just like they can make choices about what to wear in the morning. and if you've ever had a kid go with you to the store and start whining i want this and i want that and, you know, we've been there. you say bring your wallet. bring your money. and then they can decide. >> all of a sudden they're a little more judicious about it. >> exactly. >> children do one hour of work a week in exchange for allowance. i know you don't do this with your kids. why do you feel it's wrong to tie chores to allowance? >> i don't feel it works for every child. kids should absolutely empty the dishwasher, chip in around the house, do something. but you've got to ask yourself, do i have a kid motivated by money? if your kids are more likely to actually do the chores if you tie them to something else like screen time on the computer, tie it to that instead. >> sure. and where do you fall on this.
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survey also looked a the the issue of paying a kid for good grades. >> right, an "a" is worth $16.60 on average. again, who is your child? is your child internally motivated to get good grades? we're starting to see research about the fact that paying kids to stay in school, when kids don't have a lot of resources is a lot of times effective. you've got to look at what's going to get them to do the right thing. >> you say you should really have -- start having financial discussions with your kids early, right? >> right. >> what kind of discussions? >> about how much things cost. about how much college is going to cost. about how much you can get for what. kids need to have a basis in reality where their money is concerned. 81% of parents actually do talk to their kids about money not as much as talk to them about good eating habits and not smoking. money is -- it's not like juggling, right? it's not this optional skill that you can go through life and
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never have to deal with. >> right. >> everybody needs to know how to handle money because this generation of kids is going to have a lot more financial responsibility than we do. >> sure. >> and we already have a lot more than our parents. >> well, thanks for ending on that happy note. >> talk about it. >> thanks so much. >> sure. and up ahead, we're going to spice things up for halloween in "today's" kitchen with an awfully spicy pound cake. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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>> show you how to make it, enjoy it. >> it's a pound of sugar, a pound of water. pound of sugar. >> aren't you excited to talk about it? >> butter, right? >> pound of sugar, pound of butter, pound of cake flour. >> okay. >> pound of eggs. >> makes it easy. >> that would make a huge cake, but that's the original recipe and where the name comes from. this is parchment paper. i've already started, you're going to line it, it's a non-stick pan. the reason i'm doing this to make it easy to lift out. >> okay. >> even though it's nonstick -- >> lots of butter in it. >> lots of butter. >> we're going to turn this on. i've already creamed some butter here. >> uh-huh. >> going to add some sugar. and now we're going to let it go for about three to five minutes. and you're going to want it to look like this. >> it's going to be fluffy and kind of almost white at this point. >> and then add the eggs. >> with extra yolks, which is going to give it the beautiful golden color. if you want, you can pour in the
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vanilla and water for me, in here. >> sorry. >> that's okay. >> there we go. >> perfect. it'll end up in there anyway. >> exactly. >> in here too. >> we're going to wait one sec, turn this on. there we go. >> a lot of steps to the pound cake. >> it is. they're easy, but there are a lot of steps. slow, steady stream going in. you're going to want to scrape this down. as soon as it's incorporated, it's going to be a loose batter. >> right. >> add the salt as i just spilled it on myself. this is a messy day in the kitchen for us. you're going to turn it off. >> when it's a mess. >> exactly. >> so we get this off of here. >> these things, always hard to figure them out. >> i'm going to make a little bit of mess in your kitchen so we can move this along. >> and then you're adding the flour as the last step to the process. >> going to sift it over that. >> why is it important to sift it? >> it's cake flour and it can
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clump because it's very fine. we're going to do that and you fold it in. do it a little bit at a time. when you fold it, make sure you're scraping the bottom, turning it over. >> right. >> then, here it is. >> finally you've got it in here. >> exactly. >> and there we go, 3/4 of the way full. >> and that delicious, orange dpla glaze. >> we're going to whisk together some sugar, and orange juice and dump the spices in. >> orange peel -- >> little orange zest. >> more importantly, let's dig in, right? >> what did you top this with over here? >> caramel. >> chocolate and caramel. >> pecans. >> doesn't get any better than this. >> thank you. great job.
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good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. hayward police announcing more information in the disappearance of michaela garecht.
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they will test a bone to determine if it belongs to michaela. it's believed to have been the dumping ground for killers back in the 1980s. police say it could be several weeks before the bone fragment is in fact identified. time to get a check on your thursday forecast. let's toss it over to christina loren. >> just three minutes away from the start of that giants game in cincinnati. 51 degrees in sonoma. 57 in san francisco. they'll deal with winds out there. for us, when it comes to oakland a's later tonight, maybe some showers. temperatures are nice and cool and clouds now at this point are starting to rise up from the south. looks like another wave of moisture as we head throughout the day today. highs will stay on the cool side and we'll keep that chance for showers and thunderstorms especially around the western facing slopes around san jose. as we head throughout this afternoon, 69 degrees today.
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66 in fremont. 63 in san francisco. by the weekend, the warmup begins. mid to upper 80s by wednesday of next week. let's check your drive with mike. >> the toll plaza looking good. folks trying to get to work stations and get on computers and check giants scores. we'll get a look outside and see the approach looking good. east shore freeway mild slowing. a couple accidents moving to the shoulder for west 580 toward the maze. also still slow off the castro valley y. 880 recovery over the last 20 minutes. slow 680 at 880 toward the fremont. back to you, jon. >> okay. thank you very much. for the latest traffic and news updates, check us at on nbc bay area on facebook. we'll be back in an hour with another local update. ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪
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>>. >> hello, everybody! it is thirsty thursday. it's october 11th. we are delighted you're with us. it's beautiful. >> let's count the days. today's thursday, tomorrow's friday. >> yeah. >> then there is saturday, which is the opening of "scandalous." if you come out, we have a whole posse from the "today" show. we are in the cheap seats. we are in the nose bleeds up high, but we are happy to be there. neil simon theater. >> first preview.
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we'll work out the kinks. you are a big part of the process and i thank you all so much. >> we don't usually start off the show apologizing. >> i am not going to do it today. when i do something wrong i will apologize. >> we talked about lindsay lohan yesterday and people didn't like it. >> she made news, is the problem. we don't want to have to talk about lindsay lohan. we wished we didn't have to. we wish this young woman and her mother would both go into rehab, get the help they need, go on to live wonderful, fruitful, beautiful lives, but as long as they keep making news, it behooves us at nbc news to report it. we don't want to. >> here is what happened. let's get into the juicy details. they got into a fight at the club. they went out to long island to the mom's house. there was a fight that ensued. lindsay called her father, okay? >> this is unbelievable. >> what the father did after
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listening to this, i guess she said her mother is on cocaine, according to this, and is the f'ing devil right now. her dad seemed to think it was appropriate to tape that conversation. >> and give to it tmz. >> which he did. >> then he called 911 claiming his daughter was being held hostage. >> the argument was lindsay lent her mom $40,000 because lindsay's mom's house was in foreclosure and she wanted the money back. >> jc morgan filed foreclosure back in 2010. the matter was settled, but somebody came to serve papers yesterday, saw the media hubbub and left. ed here is one thing we can august agree on whether we are sick of this story or not. these two women need to get help. and the father. the family needs help. they are not going to get help at a night club at 4:30 in the morning. that's not where you go for help. >> no. it's not.
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there. we said it. >> i'm sorry. i am sorry we have to keep continuing to do it. this is a desperate situation. >> it doesn't look great. >> it's not going to end well and i'm terrified it won't. >> we told you about stevie nicks yesterday. she was really angry at nikki manaj and said she would strangle her to death. >> not just make her unconscious. >> and go to prison. >> she thought it through, in fairness to her. she is sorry she said it. you look at your words after and you go, what was i thinking? >> here is her quote. "i want to apologize for my racks about nicki minaj's behavior toward mariah carey which i said during a long and exhausting day of interviews. i spoke without thinking.
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i think all artists should be respectful to one another and that includes me. i am truly sorry." >> i like her. >> she went on to say she recently lost her mother and has not been herself. we will cut her some slack. >> let's talk about the most influential men of 2012. this is by >> nobody ever calls frank and asks him anything. what kind of men are answering -- think of this. most influential. this might concern you. >> here they are. number five. >> justin gordon levity. >> i love him. >> he's a doll. >> how is he influential? >> he was in "50-50." >> good for him. >> number four, seth macfarlane. >> very influential. >> number three, bill clinton. >> not our current president, the past one. >> number two, usain bolt, the
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famous sprinter at the olympics. >> great guy. how does that influence anybody? are you a different human being because he won the -- i want to know how someone has been influenced by him, inspired? inspired? >> inspired by him to be a track runner like usain bolt is. >> okay. >> number one is not even a real person. fictional. >> you left out number two who is fictional. >> usain bolt. >> christian gray was up there. >> he's 13. >> number one is the fictional james bond. >> the one i call 007. >> okay. we need your help, people. don't we? well, you need them to help you. we are going to show you somebody that wants to help hodi. i think we have that. >> i took a picture with george
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clooney. it only happens once in a lifetime. look how it turns out. it was dark. my mom goes, who's in the middle? s that's george clooney and you don't know. that's after the picture has been worked on and lightened. when it was posted -- >> don't you like being in the dark with george clooney? >> yes, i do, now that you mention it. anyway, it's nice. on my twitter i woke up and was clckety-clacky on twitter and estelle holder helped me. now it's black and white, but grainy. >> dream big. >> what if, could you imagine if george clooney came into our studios and retook that picture? >> and since jennifer can't be here, i would be jennifer in the photo. >> it would be really nice if he came. is he here? >> not today. >> we want you to please tweet
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him and get it for hoda. there is so little in hoda's life that is joyful. >> here's the thing. it's a moment that happens once and it goes away. any time you've taken a picture, you go back and say, i thought i had it. i don't have it. >> i would personally love to meet him and got knows the man needs publicity. he's the producer of "argo" which you say will win the academy award. he can think of it as business. we cannot fly you in. >> but we will embrace you. >> and we won't man-handle you. i can't speak for hoda. >> here's this. yesterday we showed you a photo in our what the what segment kathie lee loves. it's a guy named don bailey. he has flooring. that is the advertisement that is supposed to encourage people to buy the flooring. we wondered if that is a current
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photo or not? we heard from you. this is 40 years later. it's on the side of a truck. he's proud still. >> you know what? i still would love to meet him. he sounds like so much -- if you can't laugh at yourself, forget about it. he sounds adorable, doesn't he? >> he does. we have a couple of friends with us in the studio. pat wyland is a great friend of mine. he's also in my book. >> he's in the new one coming out in january. >> yes. pat is a great producer at nbc. he's still one of the top producers in the country and he's here with his partner and some other friends. >> hello, everybody. >> that side group is patrick's, you know, he's part new york, part l.a., part everywhere. we love you. love you, pat. >> there is somebody else that wants to help you, hod. a facebook fan wants to make you feel better. it's jennifer kate from new
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jersey. she shared this photo of her hair brushed out before she got it colored. >> this does not make me feel better, okay? it doesn't make me feel better. you know what? this isn't so funny. >> my friend texted me yesterday to tell you that glass of red wine you were like scarfing yesterday was four glasses worth. >> i heard from people. don't judge. >> this song is kind of a slow, easy song. this is one of those songs. if you're sit buying a creek, out in the country. it's a song by little big town. >> i love them. >> picture a lazy sunday on a upon toon. listen. great. ♪ can you feel it? s
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♪ out here in 2 the open ♪ motor boating >> i don't like this. >> people beg to differ. let's do okay or not ochblgt is it okay to buy crazy, expensive manicures? >> show how much it was. it was like outrageously. >> $250,000. >> yeah. let's keep that in mind. >> people can make their choices, but with so many people in dire need, this one seems like a poor one. that was a nice way of saying it. what did i say? >> is this a wise way to spend it or would this be helpful to somebody who needs it? hoda doesn't care about anybody but herself. no, it's not okay. why would you when you can get it for 10 bucks in new york city? >> it's the only cheap thing in new york. the only inexpensive thing in new york is a manicure, $9.99. it's one way you don't blow your money. let's go to miss sara haines. >> october is national breast
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cancer awareness. >> yes, it is. >> now every thursday for ambush makeover, we want anyone that has a friend or knows someone that might have battled cancer, survived it to come to the plaza. we want to give you a second look. a redo. >> thanks. >> louis licari, la, la, la and jill martin. >> the party is coming to the end. they are down stairs. >> i saw them. i said hello. >> and women from our plaza getting all dolled up for the ambush makeovers. [ female announcer ] a home-cooked meal isn't a fantasy.
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[ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin it was a reality show that took new jersey and the whole country by its surprise and its peak 8 million viewers tuned in to watch the seaside antics of mtv's "jersey shore." >> the girls are finally learning the meaning of integrity. >> really? >> let's take a look. >> i think integrity means like -- >> intregry means like shame. >> i have a lot of shame. i've got a lot of integrity, right? >> right. >> right. >> all right. three of the stars are with us now. they are jenny, j-wow, sami, and dina. >> i have one, it's blast in the
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glass. dina is fine. >> someone is planning nuptials. you're engaged, congratulations. >> thank you. >> no date set? >> i'm trying for spring/summer. i was thinking either vegas and bring 500 people out there and have a huge wedding out there or do it in jersey and just have the bachelor/bachelorette party in vegas. >> if you're paying for it, i would suggest the latter. it would be good for their local economy. >> my friends and family have never been. it would an opportunity for them to experience vegas. >> do you feel like you've changed, you've grown up, evolved since the joe started? >> yeah. i definitely think we all have grown up. because of the show, jenny is now engaged. she found her future husband. >> what is cool, we can actually watch ourselves and learn from any mistakes or highest points
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we had. >> any regrets? most people who learn something regret something in the process, any regrets? >> i do. i was wild. i was wild child. i feel like i grew as a person. i watched myself and i forgot to wear underwear to the club, who does that? now i won't do that. i feel like i've grown as a person and this show helped me do that. >> you look so many shrimper. i'm looking at you in person. you dropped a lot of weight, right? >> i think i more lost inches, too, from working out. i lost about maybe 15, but i really don't weigh myself. >> did you watch the show and go, i think i should try to lose weight? >> yeah. on twitter, people are so mean. i just -- all through my life i was getting bullied about my weight or something about it. i was like, you know what? i'm going to fix this. i saw myself on tv. i didn't like what i saw. >> maturity. you see a problem, you fix it. there you go. how is snooki doing?
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she's got her little erenzo. >> you met the baby, obviously? >> what is she like as a mother? >> she is amazing. >> awesome. >> natural. >> do you think she's changed when you watch her? >> she changed for the better. she is so much more mature. she takes care of her baby. i would never have been able to see her do this and she is awesome. >> sometimes in life you have to finally fall in love with something bigger than yourself. what are you going to do once the show is over? what's on your dance card? >> s getting married. >> i have a perfume and men's cologne. >> i hav my hair product line whisper, which is awesome. i'm working on a clothing line called shore couture. i've been doing voiceovers for
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cartoons. i'm like a character myself. >> you've got that voice. >> you guys have certainly changed the world. >> thanks for coming by. >> thanks. >> you can watch season six tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central. >> one guy hits the beach for a prank. stay tuned. new fun with the iphone. i love this racing car.
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it is time for webtastic when our own sara haines diction up the next video you want to share with your friends. >> we have a double. >> up first, a youtube video that really lets it rip. >> uh-oh. >> jack vale in huntington beast and i thought i would bring out the hooter. see what the locals think about it.
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>> we should mention that jack vail actually sells those hooters. we dedicate that video to kathie lee. >> it's so funny. >> the lifting of the leg one was dramatic. >> our second video is a clever puzzle created with iphones. check it out. >> that was so good. >> three, two, one, go. ♪
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>> this is a puzzle but has over 2.2 million hits. it was designed by four different guys and this is take number 238. the outtakes are fascinating. the guy is upside down and the words aren't matching. >> that is great. >> two lucky ladies get plucked off the plaza. the big reveal in our ambush makeover. >> picture-perfect pooches from the famous photographer whose name is o. nigel parker. >> icarly star and chef reed alexander. kid-friendly meals.
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how they got her car after she was found stabbed to death last week in her home. the couple we're talking about has been on the run since late august. investigators say darnell recently escaped from a southern california prison. coming up after the break, we'll look at your weather and traffic. hang in there.
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welcome back. 10:28. temperatures are still in the 50s. chilly out there. we're not expecting maybe a ten-degree climb. that's about it. because of the mostly cloudy conditions. 56 degrees still in san jose and
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gilroy. 58 degrees in santa cruz. as we head throughout the day today, clouds will increase as you can see from your visible satellite imagery. plenty of high to mid level clouds on the way. expecting thunderstorm activity as we head throughout this afternoon. 72 degrees in fairfield. 69 in livermore. east shore staying nice and crisp. seven-day and full forecast today at 11:00. >> oakland 880 past the coliseum, this will get crowded this evening because everyonthee playing. we'll look at another spot for traffic flow across the bay heading over to the peninsula. san mateo bridge showing an easier throw here. south bay, still 0-0, giants. >> that's not a bad start. thank you very much. we'll have more on the day's top stories coming up at 11:00 including the latest from cincinnati where mike is talking about giants and reds already playing decisive game five.
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we'll look at the myth busters going on an exhibit at the tech in san jose. hope to see you then. back now with more of "today" on this thirsty thursday. time for our ambush makeovers with two lucky ladies on our plaza. >> our "today" contributor and stylist to the stars louis licari, la, la, la, la, la. and "today" and "us weekly" contributor jill martin. >> how was it? >> we had many people to pick from. it is a chilly day in new york today so people are starting to bundle up. >> you saw opportunity beneath all that? >> yes. we saw one lady with excessively long hair and another lady whose hair was a little out of control. >> we like it out of control. >> hope browning, 52 years old from harrison, tennessee. she cannot remember the last time she wore make-up. she jumped at the chance to
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receive a glam new look. let's listen to her story. >> i am busting for this makeover because you've never had a haircut? >> no. not a significant one. never had a haircut. >> your husband trims your hair? >> yes, he does. he trims it for me. >> that's the extent of your hair care? >> that's right. for many years. >> what does all this mean to you the first time to cut your hair? >> well, it will be very emotional because it's like my security blanket. i always had long hair. >> david, your hubby, i think you're going to see a whole new hope. >> that's right. i'm ready for it. i need a new look. >> we hope he likes it. >> she is here with her friends marilyn, susan and joyce. please keep your blindfolds on till you give you the green light. hope, let's see the new you. oh! all right, ladies.
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take off your blindfolds. take them off. >> wow. >> hope, you're going to freak. are you ready? spin right around. >> oh, my goodness. >> your hair is beautiful. i love it. >> it's a miracle. >> look right here. right into that camera. look at the difference. wow. >> tell us about the hair. >> you know, it just shows. you have such a gift of gorgeous hair. it just needed to be taken and controlled. >> put in the right hands. >> put in the right hands. she was in the hands a of the louis licari color group today. it was great. layer haircut, highlights on your natural hair color. she had beautiful color, but needed more pizzazz. to shape her face and gorgeous. >> her friends are busting. >> she looks wonderful. >> i never dreamed you'd ever go
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through with this. >> my husband didn't either. he was like, don't do it. >> he's going to love this. >> that outfit is perfect. >> they are going to broadway tonight. this is from maggie london. we love this dress. the jewelry is kendra scott. >> all right. a big round of applause. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> our second lady is shannon braun. she is 40 from rancho cucamanga, california. >> you told me you picked up shannon at a bar 12 years ago and she looks the same, which i guess is good in a lot of ways. >> yeah. i think she just would be nice to have something new, try a different style. >> what do you think about trying something new? >> i'm ready. this is definitely not something i would do on my own. it's such an opportunity to be
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in the hands of professionals and do with me what you will. >> we like that. do with you what we will. what do you think? >> i'm all for it. >> wow. shannon is not only here with her husband kurt but look at all these friends. >> who are these people? >> i don't know. we are glad they are here. let's look at shannon before and bring out the new shannon. >> wow. >> wow! >> hold on. >> ready? now. >> oh, wow! >> you look like rita wilson. >> turn around. >> i love it. i would have never done anything like this on my own. >> do you like it? >> i love it, i love it, i love it. >> you look beautiful. >> every now and then everyone
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needs a push. we took you out of your safety zone. >> i would have never done it. >> look how it looks. >> you colored your hair at home and made it progressively darker to cover those one or two or four gris you started to have. we lightened it and just softened it. obviously, it works with your complexion. then this great haircut and the make-up. the entire team. >> what do you think? >> i'm just amazed. she looks amazing. so beautiful. >> you should take her back to that same bar, baby. show her off. the outfit is beautiful. >> they have their best friend's rehearsal dinner so she wanted a cocktail dress. from maggie london. >> let's bring hope back out. applause for both of our ladies. >> all right. helping shelter animals find good homes. a picture is worth a thousand words. maybe hoda's friend is waiting
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home. >> professional photographer nigel barker is here. how are you, hon? >> it's all in the picture. if you want a date, put up a good picture. >> hello. for animals, it's the same thing. picture pets is to take a beautiful picture. the actual animal gets a better chance for being adopted. >> you are a professional photographer. is this something an amateur can come up? dogs seem very rambunctious. >> pebbles doesn't. >> pebbles is asleep. >> we created this incredible app called pics for pets. it's super simple. you get to the app and turn it on. here is a gallery. you go to photographer. take a pic. all right. here we have. >> we are doing it? >> we'll do it right now. >> pebbles. >> pebbles.
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good girl. >> suck it in, pebbles. suck it in, darling. face me. pebbles. this wouldn't be my most favorite picture of pebbles. i would work harder than this. see how easy it is. you take the picture. >> like instagram. >> sorry, this is not my best shot. put in the animal's name, age, it goes to your facebook page and goes viral. all your friends can share it. it's a great way of getting an animal adopted. >> there are three puppies. one looks like hoda. it's a compliment. look at her beautiful coloring. >> all these dogs are up for adoption at the north shore animal league. >> i can't take it. >> hold that for me. >> i want the puppy.
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i want to give the puppy to hoda. >> take a picture. >> puppy needs a bath. oh! >> that's what we don't do. >> puppy took a nose dive. >> i'm sorry, sweetie. >> i'm going to get you both adopted now. pics for pets. wonderful. one more. retake. here we go. hold it still. i'm talking to you two. >> look at that face. >> he is sweet. >> what greed are you? what breed would you say you are? >> me? >> i'm an american mutt is what i am. >> you're wonderful. you're up for adoption, as well. >> this is great. these are great tips. >> what is he? >> a mixture of i would say german shepard. >> he's so sweet. >> taking the picture is so simple. teenagers are so good at it. they are offering a $10,000
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scholarship for teenagers to get out there and is the most active. >> he's kissing me. i can't hold him. >> it's love. look how sweet he is. thank you very much. good to see you. >> i'm sorry i dropped you. >> healthy meals your kids are going to love from "icarly" star reed alexander. we love him. ♪ ♪ wow... [ female announcer ] sometimes, all you need is the smooth, creamy taste of werther's original caramel to remind you that you're someone very special. ♪ now discover new caramel apple filled werther's original.
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>>. >> in "today's kitchen," what's cooking? kid-friendly meal. >> who better to know than celebrity teen chef reed alexander. >> star of nickelodeon's "i-carly." >> and he's 17 years old. >> it's been such a blast. thank you for having me back. >> his voice is lowering a little. >> i know it. he's going to be going off to college. >> our temperature in the oven
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lowered. we are getting geared up today. >> what are we making? >> you're writing your first cookbook. >> exactly. it's out next year. i'm so excited. today on the menu we have cool autumn-inspired dishes, inspired by a recent trip i took to the white house. i got to see the white house garden. >> you said before you were going to do that. >> fancy. >> talk about what is fancy is being here with our crispy legs and wings. kids are going to love this. we are not deep-frying these. kathie lee and hoda, should we tag team here? would you salt and pepper that? >> i would love to. >> i'm going to fold it. >> here is our coating. we have an amazing array of spices, mustard powder, rosemary, mustard powder, red pepper flakes to give it a kick. this is our real crispy coating for our chicken and wings. >> just a little salmonella.
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>> egg whites. >> just to make it stick. >> so much lighter, way better for you. we've got this coated. >> i've got the coating on the brain. we'll repeat here one more time. >> i'll help you with my fingers. >> you're fwee are geared up. let's do it. >> bake it 475, 30, 35 minutes, crispy on the outside. we are crossing this off the list. we've got that out of the oven, crunchy, golden brown dipping into a homemade ranch dip. no package. do you like ranch? >> i do. i try to avoid the calories. >> nonfat yogurt to keep it creamy, parsley, chives, dill. what do you think? >> oh, my gosh.
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so good. >> i'm so glad you like it. can we swing around? >> these are so good, reed. >> i think that sets it apart. so glad you like it. what about butternut squash? can be intimidating. i've roasted it. we use maple syrup, cinnamon, allspice. what do you say we dive in? i've filled up our acorn squash with the butternut squash, really seasonal. >> do you come up with these yourself? >> i do, i do. i love to experiment in the kitchen and i love things that look great. to me this is an edible centerpiece. >> this is like a dessert. >> i'm so glad you like it. >> that tastes like dessert. >> i'll grab one of these. cheers to your new show "scandalous." >> and you're coming saturday night, opening night. >> i can't wait to see it. >> thank you, honey.
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